How to Sue Institutional Sexual Abuse Lawsuit in 2024

A Institutional Sexual Abuse Lawsuit is incredibly difficult for everyone involved. Yes, you do need to relive the incident if you bring a lawsuit, but you may prevent harm to others. Some of the typical parties involved are:

  • Schools.
  • Private institutions.
  • Government entities.

According to the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN), in every 73 seconds, someone is sexually assaulted in the U.S. While sexual abusers can be punished in a criminal court, their victims won’t receive compensation unless they file a claim. 

Many victims feel overwhelmed while navigating the complicated legal system. We will help make sure you understand each step during this sensitive situation.

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The typical warning signs and symptoms linked with sexual assault

    • Bloodied, torn, stained, or soiled underclothing.
    • Emotional or social withdrawal from others. 
    • Difficulty sitting or walking.
    • Genital area or breast bruises. 
    • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
    • The survivor reported they were raped, sodomized, sexually assaulted, or inappropriately touched. 
    • Thoughts of suicide. 
    • Unexplained anal or vaginal bleeding.
    • Unexplained pelvic injury. 

Sexual abuse civil tort remedies

When the court system fails to find the sexual predator guilty of a crime, the victims have other remedies to heal emotionally, financially, mentally, and physically. 

The victim of the sexual abuse can file a Institutional Sexual Abuse Lawsuit for compensatory damages and their injuries, including:

  • Emotional and physical scars. 
  • Hospitalization costs.
  • Lost wages while healing. 
  • Medical expenses. 
  • Medically recommended emotional or psychological damage treatments.
  • Mental anxiety, emotional distress, pain, and suffering.
  • Physical disfigurement. 
  • Relocation expenses. 

The common non-tangible damages include

  • Any disfigurement or disability beyond repair. 
  • Damages to the victim’s reputation. 
  • Loss of consortium and companionship with children, spouse, friends, and family members. 
  • Pain and suffering. 
  • The loss of the plaintiff’s enjoyment of life.
  • The memory of living with the injury. 

However, obtaining a punitive damage award demands a higher level of evidence by the plaintiff or their attorneys. During their trial, the plaintiff needs to prove the institutional sexual abuse

Selecting an attorney

Select an attorney with whom you are comfortable and whom you trust. Additionally, they should be familiar with sexual assault cases. However, before filing an attorney, consider your own goals in filing a suit. 

Questions to ask the attorney

  • How long could this case take?
  • What are my chances to win?
  • Have you handled other cases like this? If yes, how many?
  • How many of your cases are successful?
  • How much will I participate in this suit?

After the initial consultation, the attorney evaluates the strength of your case and decides whether a statute of limitations bars the case or not.

If you want a lawyer who cares about you and the outcome of your Institutional Sexual Abuse Lawsuit, contact Ethen Ostroff. He and his networks ensure you get every dollar possible for what you went through. 

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