Civil Lawsuits for Sexual Abuse

Statistics from the US Bureau of Justice Statistics show that more than 3 million Americans over the age of 12 are subjected to sexual assault and abuse each year. Sexual abuse is a term that covers a variety of misconducts that are based on the gender or sexual characteristics of a victim. Many victims resort…

Recognizing Sexual Abuse in Nursing Homes

Since 2000, more than 16,000 complaints regarding sexual abuse in nursing homes and long-care facilities have been filed in the United States. Although we like to think sick and elderly patients are provided nothing but the utmost care and respect in these facilities, we continue to see many victimized by staff and guests at an…

Legal Remedies for Sexual Abuse Victims

Every year, millions of men, women, and children across the United States experience some sort of sexual abuse or harassment. Criminal laws in our country are designed to hold wrongdoers accountable for their unlawful conduct by forcing them into prison, requiring them to register as sex offenders, and requiring perpetrators to pay substantial files.  Although…

Filing a Civil Lawsuit against Your Abuser

Approximately 27% of women and 12% of men have experienced some form of unwanted sexual contact at some point in their life. These alarming numbers demonstrate just how big a problem sexual abuse is in our country. Approximately 80% of abused children suffer from depression, anxiety, posttraumatic stress disorder, or other types of psychiatric disorder.…