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

 

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    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 has taken place within a business or institution that had the resources to prevent the abuse from occurring in the first place. 

    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

    Many victims do not report their abuse, for they often fear negative reactions from loved ones and/or retaliation from the abusers themselves. Victims deserve the utmost compassion when they do decide to come forward. 

    The Devereux Lawsuit

    We are actively representing a shocking case against the Devereux Foundation and its affiliated organizations for its heinous crimes against children on Devereux facilities across the Philadelphia Main Line. 

    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 it’s affiliates.

    What are the Statute of Limitations for Sexual Abuse in Pennsylvania?

    The statute of limitations for sexual abuse in Pennsylvania is two years from the date of the incident for civil cases. For a victim of child sexual abuse, the statute is more complicated, but generally speaking, survivors have until they are 30 years old. Recently, the statute of limitations has been extended to give child survivors even longer to file a claim.

    Statutes of limitations vary state by state. If you have any questions regarding a sexual abuse case, please do not hesitate to contact us or CALL (800) 215-7211

    How much does it cost to hire a Philadelphia Sexual Abuse Attorney at TopDog Law?

    The short answer is nothing. Our Philadelphia sexual abuse lawyers work on a contingency basis meaning they do not get paid unless you get paid. We also cover all the up-front costs for expenses like experts who we will use to testify on your behalf. Therefore, we have every incentive to ensure that we win and get you the most compensation possible. CALL (800) 215-7211 and tell us your story today.