Articles Posted in Sexual Abuse & Assault

The sexual abuse attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers, LLC, are actively investigating claims involving abuse perpetuated by the Royal Rangers Organization, Sponsored by the Assemblies of God Church.

Our law firm has experience prosecuting claims involving abuse in youth organizations such as the Boy Scouts of America, the Catholic Church, Mormon Church, YMCA, and Big Brothers Big Sisters of America.

Let the personal injury attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers, LLC, explain your rights and legal options and use the best strategy to pursue and resolve a sexual abuse claim. 

After a seemingly never-ending maze of sexual abuse perpetrated by clergy, new allegations of abuse have surfaced at two Illinois orphanages run by the Catholic Church.

Allegations of Sexual Abuse at Maryville Academy in Des Plaines, IL

Victims of Abuse at Maryville Academy Can File a Claim for Sexual Abuse

Allegations of Sexual Abuse Have Come Forward Regarding Rev. David Ryan While He Worked at Maryville Academy

High School in ChicagoThe Chicago Public Schools have been inundated with complaints and allegations of sexual misconduct and abuse in its educational institutions. One particular school, Lincoln Park High School, has been the subject of a series of allegations that have resulted in numerous school personnel being suspended or fired. Now, CPS has been sued by the family of a student who alleges that the school did not do enough to prevent a sexual assault that she experienced at the school in January 2020.

Schools have an obligation to protect their students from all types of sexual abuse and assaults. They must provide adequate security in order to keep the students safe from outside intruders seeking to harm the students in school as well as from people within the four walls of the school. This includes both their fellow students as well as school employees such as teachers and administrators. Not only must the school have physical security protections in place, but it also must have policies and procedures that are reasonably intended to protect the students.

Even though school systems are governmental entities, they can still be defendants in lawsuits, albeit with slightly different rules governing the lawsuits. Governmental entities are accountable civilly for their failure to protect children from sexual abuse just the same as any other private entity. Parents of schoolchildren who are the victims of sexual abuse can file a sexual abuse lawsuit against the school.

One of the major issues in a sexual abuse lawsuit is the fact that the statute of limitations may have passed. In many states, this could prevent the victim from filing a lawsuit unless they do it within the time allowed by the court. The problem is that many victims either are not able to speak out right after they experience the abuse or may not even fully recall it until the repressed memories emerge later in life.

When that happens but the claim is barred by the statute of limitations, it creates a situation that seems to be harsh and unfair to those who have already suffered enough. However, many states are now changing their laws to allow victims much more time to file a sexual abuse lawsuit.

Emerging Liberal Interpretations of Statute of Limitations