Sexual Abuse Lawyer

Sexual abuse is incredibly traumatic, and the physical, emotional, and psychological impact that it leaves on the individual is devastating. According to RAINN, the Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network, sexual abuse occurs every 68 seconds in the United States. There is no excuse for these heinous incidents, and every victim deserves top care and legal representation for their case. It is also extremely disheartening that many organizations fail to protect victims from the abuse and even take shocking measures to cover up the abuse after it has occurred. Reach out to a sexual abuse lawyer.

Sexual abuse can happen anywhere, from schools, corporate workplaces, youth-based institutions, or your local religious organization. At TopDog Law, we are committed to standing up to these organizations and holding them accountable for their actions.

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More on Child Sexual Abuse Victims

The prevalence of sexual abuse in our society is jarring. On average, 463,634 victims aged 12 or older are sexually abused every year. For children under 18, 1 in 9 girls and 1 in 53 boys have experienced sexual abuse. Far too often, sexual abuse cases occur within businesses or institutions that have the resources to prevent the abuse from occurring in the first place.

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Sexual abuse can happen anywhere, such as:

  • K-12 schools, Public and Private
  • Colleges
  • Religious Institutions
  • Juvenile Facilities/Detention Centers
  • Childcare Facilities
  • Foster Homes
  • Hospitals
  • Summer Camps

Many victims do not report their abuse, for they often fear negative reactions from loved ones or retaliation from the abusers themselves. Victims deserve the utmost compassion when they do decide to come forward. Our legal team is prepared to treat your sexual abuse case with the sensitivity and discretion it deserves, ensuring that your privacy and rights are always protected while we seek justice for your losses.

The Devereux Lawsuit

We are actively representing a shocking case against the Devereux Foundation and its affiliated organizations for its heinous crimes against children at Devereux facilities across the Philadelphia Main Line. These cases involve childhood sexual abuse committed under the supervision of a non-profit organization nominally dedicated to providing behavioral healthcare and support to adults and children with developmental disabilities. Unfortunately, inappropriate sexual contact and abuse often go unnoticed when they occur on the part of medical professionals. Our child sexual abuse lawyers take a firm stand on cases such as these and are doing everything in our power to pursue justice on behalf of those affected by these malicious acts.

Our initial filing of 13 survivors who experienced sexual abuse as minors was the largest survivor group lawsuit filed against Devereux to date. Case details reveal a history of systemic abuse inflicted by multiple Devereux employees. Instead of taking action to fix the abusive culture within the organization and help victims, Devereux has chosen to sweep its crimes under the rug. Subsequent to our initial lawsuit filing, we have since filed additional lawsuits against Devereux and its affiliates.

Sex Trafficking

Sex trafficking is a crime that involves using force, fraud, or coercion to make individuals sell sex through pornography or prostitution. Victims often live in deplorable conditions and are regularly subject to violence. In many cases, victims might not be aware that they are victims due to the manipulative tactics employed by sex traffickers.

According to the International Labor Organization, 3.8 million adults and 1.0 million children are trafficked for commercial sexual exploitation, making sex trafficking a problem that is much more pervasive than the general public is aware of. If you or someone you know has been a victim of sex trafficking, reach out to the proper authorities or a crisis center near you. Then, contact an experienced sexual abuse attorney at TopDog Law for a free consultation.

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The Long-Term Effects of Sexual Abuse

At TopDogLaw, we understand that the trauma of sexual abuse extends far beyond the incident itself, leaving scars that can last a lifetime. This deeply personal violation can have profound and long-lasting effects, disrupting lives, relationships, and overall well-being.

Psychological Impact

Sexual abuse often leaves victims grappling with severe emotional distress. Long-term psychological effects may include post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation, and a range of other mental health disorders. Victims might also experience difficulties with trust, forming relationships, and intimacy.

Physical Health Consequences

Sexual abuse involving other types of violence can result in many types of injuries in victims. However, the physical repercussions of sexual assault and abuse can extend far beyond the immediate harm. Victims of sexual abuse may suffer long-term effects such as chronic pain, gastrointestinal disorders, unwanted pregnancy, and sexual health problems. Additionally, some survivors may struggle with sleep disorders or other stress-related conditions.

Behavioral Changes

Behavioral consequences are also common among survivors of sexual abuse. These might include self-harming behaviors, substance abuse, and eating disorders. Child sexual abuse victims may also have trouble with academic performance, which can affect their career outlooks later in life. Those who suffer sex abuse while employed may struggle to earn a living due to ongoing emotional distress and concentration difficulties.

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Social Consequences

Survivors of sexual abuse often face social challenges as well. They might struggle with feelings of isolation, stigmatization, or shame. These feelings can disrupt their personal relationships and lead to difficulties in forming new ones.

We believe that every survivor of sexual abuse deserves justice and the chance to heal. While we understand that no amount of compensation can erase the trauma, it can provide the means to access necessary therapeutic services and support recovery. Our dedicated team of sexual abuse lawyers is ready to stand by your side, help you navigate the legal system, advocate for your rights, and seek the compensation you need to rebuild your life. Contact us today for a free, confidential consultation.

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Statutes of limitations vary state by state.

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Sexual Abuse Lawyers Near Me

TopDog Law has easy-to-access offices across the country. We also pride ourselves in being a text message away. Our lawyers routinely travel to meet clients in their homes or close to their homes. Do not hesitate to reach out if you are unable to travel to one of our locations.

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