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Sexual Abuse Lawsuits

Sexual Abuse Civil Lawsuits

If you or a loved one are a victim of sexual abuse, you may be able to file a civil lawsuit against the responsible individuals or institutions. While litigation cannot change the past, filing a civil lawsuit can help you prevent sexual predators from hurting others in the future and also provide you financial compensation.

Why File a Sexual Assault Civil Case

Victims of sexual assault or sexual abuse can file a lawsuit in civil court against those responsible for sexual abuse. Filing a civil sexual abuse lawsuit is the one option afforded sexual assault victims in the court system. It can result in monetary compensation for their suffering.

In some cases, a civil suit can be brought against other people, such as church officials or school administrators, in addition to the perpetrator of the assault. For example, if the incident occurred at a Catholic Church or parochial school run by an archdiocese, that entity could also be liable because of a failure to provide adequate supervision or security with known sexual predators.

Even if the priest or school official was found not guilty of sexual abuse in a criminal court, victims can still file sex abuse lawsuits in civil court and have a chance to recover damages for emotional and physical harm. In order to find the accused perpetrator civilly liable for abuse, attorneys for the victims only need to show that it is more likely than not that the person committed the alleged wrongful act.

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In July 2013, Simmons Hanly Conroy, as co-counsel, was involved in negotiating a landmark $12 million settlement of a sex abuse case against the Catholic Church. The settlement involved 24 consolidated sex abuse cases – originally brought in 2011 in federal court in Connecticut – alleging negligent supervision of convicted pedophile Douglas Perlitz.

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