Sexual abuse leaves a legacy of mental, physical, and spiritual pain in its wake that is impossible to quantify. Survivors face incredible hurdles in their healing, especially if the cycle of abuse is perpetrated by those in power within an institution, such as a school, church, or organization serving vulnerable individuals.
While pursuing a civil case against an institution can’t erase the mental and emotional impact of abuse on its victims, it can serve to help survivors recover lost wages and any medical costs associated with the trauma. While individual abusers can be tried in criminal court, receiving monetary compensation from an institution requires civil litigation.
If you or a loved one has suffered abuse at the hands of someone in a position of power, you have the right to hold their institution accountable. Contact the experienced and compassionate team at Zajac & Padilla, LLC. to discuss your case.