Bishops Meet in Chicago to Reflect on Clergy Abuse Scandal
Many grew up admiring someone in a position of authority. It could have been a schoolteacher or a law enforcement officer, for example. We hold others representing institutions, such as priests, in high regard as well.
While the vast majority of people in these positions are worthy of our trust and admiration, there are others who aren’t. They violate that trust, using their position to commit one of the most heinous crimes in existence – sexual abuse. If you or a loved one experienced this horrible crime at the hands of someone representing an institution, Baron & Budd may be able to help you obtain compensation.
Every state in the country has been touched by institutional sexual abuse – and adults are not the only victims. In many cases, children have been victimized by some of the very people they admire the most.
Victims of these crimes can file criminal charges, of course, but many of them are unaware there are other ways to pursue additional justice. You might, for example, not know that you may be able to file a lawsuit against the institution that hired the abuser.
Thousands of people around the country have done just that, taking action against churches, schools and other institutions that put sexual criminals in a position to victimize innocent children and adults. But this area of the law is extremely complex. Different states have different laws, and it can quickly become confusing.
Baron & Budd attorneys have a great deal of experience pursuing compensation on behalf of victims of institutional sexual abuse. We know the laws in each state, and know how to navigate the complexities in order to protect the rights of our clients.