Sexual Abuse Legal News & Updates

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Can I Sue My Doctor for Sexual Abuse Years Later?
Survivors of sexual abuse typically deal with the effects for many years after the abuse has ended. Sexual abusers come from all walks of life and most hold positions of...
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What to Do If I Was Sexually Assaulted by My Doctor?
When you seek medical care from a doctor, dentist, surgeon, physical therapist, or psychiatrist, you place your trust in their hands. Sexual abuse by a medical professional is a serious...
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What to Do If I Was Sexually Abused in Foster Care: Exploring Your Legal Options
Foster care agencies are designed to be a safe haven for children who were otherwise abused, neglected, or abandoned. When a child is placed in foster care, they are placed...
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Sexual Abuse in Daycare: What to Do If My Child Was Sexually Abused?
As parents, we trust that our children will receive the best possible care in our stead. By law, our children are entitled to adequate supervision and protection from abuse. When...
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Pursuing Litigation for Sexual Abuse of a Minor
According to a study conducted by Darkness to Light, a non-profit organization committed to empowering adults to prevent child sexual abuse, one in 10 children will be sexually abused before...
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who to sue for sexual abuse in the Catholic Church
Who to Sue for Sexual Abuse in the Catholic Church
The Catholic Church has spent nearly $4 billion on lawsuits since the 1980s. Recent high-profile cases have kept the issue of church-sanctioned sexual abuse in the headlines. As a nation, we...
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Sexual Abuse in Youth Sports: Can Organizations Be Held Responsible?
Sexual abuse in youth sports is allowed to persist in society when there are entities turning a blind eye to, or explicitly condoning, the abuse. In California, the failure to...
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How to Measure Harm in Sexual Abuse Cases
The harm suffered as a result of sexual abuse is oftentimes more difficult to measure as compared to other personal injury cases. For example, in a car accident, it’s easy...
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How Sexual Abuse Cases Are Different From Personal Injury Cases
By legal definition, a “personal injury” refers to injury to a person’s physical body or mind, rather than property damage. A lawsuit may be filed when a person’s injuries can...
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Who Can Sue for Elder Abuse?
Elder abuse protections are extended to California residents 65 years of age or older, as well as dependent adults between the ages of 16 and 64 who possess physical or...
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who to sue when a student athlete has been sexually abused
Who to Sue When a Student Athlete Has Been Sexually Abused
Student-athletes have a number of legal options if they have been sexually abused while participating in team sports. When it comes to pressing criminal charges, the actual perpetrator is often...
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Does California’s Penal Code 368 Apply to Elder Sexual Abuse
Does California’s Penal Code 368 Apply to Elder Sexual Abuse?
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, California has the largest number of elderly residents in the country, making up 13.9% of the state’s population. The California Attorney General’s Office estimates...
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