Institutional Sexual Abuse toward Children
Child sexual abuse is a much larger problem than many people might realize. According to statistics, at least one new report of sexual abuse against a child is made every ten seconds. Such statistics might make one wonder how child sex abuse is allowed to be such a common occurrence, and the reason is that it often happens in the places we least expect.
Although most adults who work with children do so to help them and to give back to the community, there are some people who have ulterior motives. Some people seek the opportunity to help further their agenda of exploitation, pain, and ultimately- abuse toward children.
When innocent kids are subjected to sexual abuse, they may have legal options available that can help them move forward. Working with a skilled sexual abuse lawyer in Massachusetts can provide your family with the best chances of getting justice if you or a loved one has suffered.
Holding Organizations to Account
The unfortunate truth is that there are many instances where children are sexually abused while attending group meetings or other similar events. When children are harmed in such a way, the organizations may be accountable as well. Some of the most common youth organizations that have been subjected to lawsuits after instances of child sexual abuse include:
- Boys & Girls Clubs
- Boy Scouts/Cub Scouts
- Girl Scouts
- Treatment centers
- Wilderness programs
- Youth groups run by churches
- Community sporting groups
- Afterschool groups run by the school or volunteers
When children are abused while taking part in events hosted by these or other organizations, they may be able to file sexual abuse injury claims against them as well as their abuser.
When children are sexually abused, they face an array of devastating consequences. Pursuing legal action against their abusers and people or organizations that enabled the actions to continue can help victims get justice.
A claim filed against at-fault parties can help victims recover compensation for various damages they face. These may include:
- Costs of medical care for any physical injuries suffered from the abuse
- The costs of mental health treatment and services
- Lost earnings
- Loss of quality of life
- Loss of enjoyment of life
Working with a Massachusetts sexual abuse law firm can help you recover the maximum amount of compensation possible for your claims.
Let Attorney Carmen L Durso Fight For You
For the past three decades, Attorney Durso has made helping sexual abuse victims his exclusive focus. At the Law Office of Carmen L. Durso, our team is committed to helping people who are victims of sexual abuse come forward and seek justice. We have helped hundreds of victims recover from abuse that they have endured while in private, public, religious, and even charter schools, and while attending events and services at various organizations in Boston and across the state of Massachusetts.
Our team will help you move forward after being harmed. We are dedicated to offering each of our clients a caring and sound counsel who you can trust to get you the justice to which you are entitled. Contact our Massachusetts law firm today by calling 617-728-9123. Attorney Durso is committed to creating a comfortable environment so you can come forward and tell your story. Contact our law firm today to get the justice you deserve.