Adults who abused children, either sexually or physically, are responsible for the harm they caused. Additionally, some employers and institutions may also be responsible if they had reason to know of the abuser’s history or if safeguards and procedures were not followed. Individuals who are responsible include: teachers, clergy, foster parents, Boy Scout leaders, doctor, and others. Examples of employers who are responsible include: churches, schools, hospitals, the Boy Scouts of America, and foster care agencies. Cannata, Hendele & Cannata has successfully represented those who have suffered physical and psychological injuries due to that abuse. Our team of experienced attorneys understands that these cases must be handled with compassion and sensitivity, and yet are relentless in the pursuit for justice for child sex abuse survivors.
Cash compensation can be awarded for past and future pain and suffering, medical and psychological care, and loss of earnings.
The time to bring such lawsuits has been expanded recently. In some cases, adults can now bring suits for abuse that occurred when they were children.
If you or someone you know was abused while in a school, religious, foster care, or other institutional setting, we are here to help. Cannata, Hendele & Cannata, LLP has worked with survivors of sexual abuse and will get you the justice you deserve.
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