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$123M Settlement Approved In Del. Child Abuse Case

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DOVER, Del. - A New Castle County Superior Court judge has approved a $123 million settlement in a class-action lawsuit filed on behalf of young children who were sexually abused by former Delaware pediatrician Earl Bradley.
    
Judge Joseph Slights III issued his ruling Monday after holding a hearing last week.
    
The settlement resolves claims against Beebe Medical Center, a southern Delaware hospital where Bradley had hospital privileges, the Medical Society of Delaware, and five physicians accused by the plaintiffs of not reporting suspicions about Bradley to authorities.
    
The 59-year-old Bradley is serving 14 life sentences for child rape after being convicted last year by a judge who viewed more than 13 hours of homemade videos showing sex crimes against more than 80 victims.

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