UCLA to pay record of nearly $700M in doctor abuse lawsuits


              FILE - UCLA gynecologist James Heaps appears in Los Angeles Superior Court on Wednesday, June 26, 2019. The University of California has agreed to pay $375 million to more than 300 women who said they were sexually abused by a longtime UCLA gynecologist. The announcement Tuesday, May 24, 2022, brings total payouts by the university in lawsuits against Dr. Heap to nearly $700 million. That's the largest amount paid by a public university in a wave of sexual misconduct scandals involving campus doctors. (Al Seib/Los Angeles Times via AP, Pool, File)
            
              FILE - Former UCLA gynecologist Dr. James Heaps, center, with his wife Deborah, left, and defense attorney Tracy Green leave Los Angeles Superior Court, on June 26, 2019. The University of California has agreed to pay $375 million to more than 300 women who said they were sexually abused by a longtime UCLA gynecologist. The announcement Tuesday, May 24, 2022, brings total payouts by the university in lawsuits against Dr. Heap to nearly $700 million. That's the largest amount paid by a public university in a wave of sexual misconduct scandals involving campus doctors. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)
            
              Two victims of UCLA gynecologist Dr. James Heaps hold hands during a press conference, Tuesday, May 24, 2022, in Los Angeles. A lawsuit settlement against the University of California regents was announced Tuesday in Los Angeles where 312 former patients of ex-UCLA gynecologist Heaps will be compensated. Heaps also was criminally charged last year with 21 counts of sexual offenses involving seven women. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
            
              FILE - Former UCLA gynecologist James Heaps arrives at Los Angeles Superior Court, on June 26, 2019. A lawsuit alleging that the former UCLA gynecologist sexually abused hundreds of women has been settled for $246.3 million. The amount of the settlement was announced Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2022, by UCLA and some of the lawyers representing 203 women. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)
            
              FILE - Former UCLA gynecologist James Heaps arrives at Los Angeles Superior Court on June 26, 2019. A lawsuit alleging that the former UCLA gynecologist sexually abused hundreds of women has been settled for $246.3 million. The amount of the settlement was announced Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2022, by UCLA and some of the lawyers representing 203 women. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)
            
              FILE - Former UCLA gynecologist Dr. James Heaps, center, with his wife Deborah, left, and defense attorney Tracy Green leave Los Angeles Superior Court, on June 26, 2019. A lawsuit alleging that the former UCLA gynecologist sexually abused hundreds of women has been settled for $246.3 million. The amount of the settlement was announced Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2022, by UCLA and some of the lawyers representing 203 women. It's one of hundreds of lawsuits filed by patients who allege that Dr. Heaps groped or otherwise abused them during his 35-year career. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)
            
              FILE - In this June 26, 2019 file photo UCLA gynecologist James Heaps, center, and his wife, Deborah Heaps, arrive at Los Angeles Superior Court. The University of California has agreed to pay more than $100 million to settle allegations that several hundred women were sexually abused by Heaps. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes,File)
UCLA to pay record of nearly $700M in doctor abuse lawsuits