School & Teacher Sexual Abuse Lawsuits
Shocking sexual abuse scandals at large institutions such as the Catholic Church, the Boy Scouts, and Penn State University’s football program have shown us that sexual predators may lurk anywhere. Unfortunately, institutions eager to protect their reputations and revenue streams often close ranks and try to protect the perpetrators while ignoring or blaming the victims. Abuse that takes place in schools is no exception. Students who have been abused, assaulted, or molested by teachers or school employees may find themselves in a hostile environment. In such situations, seeking legal counsel to explore your legal rights to bring suit is a good option.
Victims of School Sexual Abuse Are Often Entitled to Financial Compensation
Those abused or assaulted by teachers, faculty, administrators, counselors, or employees of educational institutions and organizations may pursue legal action to obtain justice against their abusers. In Pennsylvania and New Jersey, strong laws support attempts by victims to hold the individuals and entities involved in their abuse liable for abuse or negligence. Lawsuits may obtain awards of financial compensation for pain and suffering, medical treatment, and counseling.
Abusers in these may include:
- School employees
- Maintenance staff
Child Abuse and Molestation by Teachers and Educators
Tragically, the most common victims of sexual abuse by teachers and educators are children or adolescents. The damage and suffering undergone as a result of abuse at a young age is extreme; it is amplified by the involvement of community leaders and authority figures. As we know, in many instances, victims of child abuse will repress the traumatic events for years - even decades - until something triggers its remembrance in adulthood. While the recovery of such repressed memories comes as a terrible shock, the goods news is that adult victims of child abuse may still have legal recourse to bring suit against their abusers and institutions.
Pennsylvania and New Jersey School and Teacher Abuse Law Firm
If you or someone you know has been the victim of school or educator sexual abuse, please contact our attorneys toll-free for a free consultation at 1-866-462-3330 or by using our online contact form.