Sexual abuse is a serious issue that is, unfortunately, all too often left ignored. However, when an individual in a vulnerable position, such as a psychiatrist's client or a child placed in the care of others, is subject to abuse, the consequences it can have on their lives can be devastating. For many, this type of abuse can lead to years of serious depression, which can have destabilizing effects on nearly every other aspect of that person's life.
While sexual abuse should, when possible, be punished to the fullest extent of the law, this may not be enough for the victims of this trauma to get the full justice they deserve. Fortunately, it may be possible to pursue financial compensation from the perpetrators of sexual abuse, or those who allowed such abuse to occur, in order to help victims and their families get the assistance they need to lead a healthier life. If you have been the victim of sexual abuse in Connecticut, an attorney at the Law Offices of Paul Levin may be able to help you in your fight for justice.
Forms of Sexual Abuse
Sexual abuse can occur in many different settings, and the consequences it can have on a victim's life can vary dramatically. Some ways in which this abuse might occur include:
- Student-teacher relationships
- Clergy abuse
- Orphanage or foster care abuse
- Doctor-patient relationships
These and other forms of sexual abuse may not at first glance appear to be similar to other personal injury cases, such as car accidents or medical malpractice. However, the consequences of sexual abuse can be just as devastating as the effects of a physical injury, and many victims cannot pursue the recovery they need without the financial compensation that a successful personal injury suit can provide.
Contact a Sexual Abuse Lawyer to Learn More
Those who commit sexual abuse or allow this type of abuse to occur need to be held accountable for their inexcusable actions. If you have been a victim of sexual abuse, contact a lawyer at the Law Offices of Paul Levin today by calling 860.322.5302 to discuss your case and learn more about your rights and options under the law.