LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The prestigious University of California system has reached a proposed $73 million settlement with seven women who accused a former gynecologist of sexual abuse.
As part of the class-action lawsuit, more than 6,600 patients of Dr. James Heaps could receive part of the settlement -- even if they have not formally accused the former University of California, Los Angeles, gynecologist of abuse.
A federal judge must approve the proposed agreement filed Monday. The tentative settlement includes several mandated reforms at UCLA.
Heaps has pleaded not guilty in a separate criminal case and denies wrongdoing.
Heaps' attorney didn't immediately return an Associated Press request for comment.