Child sexual abuse is among the most heinous crimes a person can commit. After a Boston Globe investigation uncovered the horrific truth about the Catholic Church’s long and rampant history of priest sex abuse in the 1990s, more and more survivors have come forward to share their own stories of sex abuse. Clergy abuse is an ongoing problem that has kept survivors from living full and fulfilling lives through no fault of their own. In August 2018 a grand jury in Pennsylvania released a report detailing 70 years of childhood sexual abuse — and the coverups.
Childhood sexual abuse is traumatic, often leaving survivors with long-lasting physical and psychological issues. Depression has been found to be the most common long-term psychological symptom among survivors, according to a study on the long term effects of childhood sexual abuse. Other symptoms may include: Anxiety disorders, Eating disorders, Personality disorders, Post-traumatic stress disorder, Relationship and intimacy issues, and Somatic disorders.
Consumer Coalition has vast experience with clergy abuse. We were established upon one fundamental principle: to stand up for the voiceless and help provide them with a say in the American legal system. If you are a survivor of clergy sex abuse, one of the most difficult — but important — things you can do is step forward. The voices and stories of survivors have power. For many men, women, and children who have been sexually abused, they were likely not their predator’s only victim. With the help of a clergy abuse law firm, survivors might stop a cycle of abuse and keep their abusers from finding new victims. If you or a loved one suffered from clergy abuse, you may be entitled to compensation through the help of a clergy abuse law firm. The compensation that you may receive may help with your treatment expenses. Partnering with a clergy abuse lawyer can give you the chance to work out the details of your case and determine which legal steps, if any, are in your best interest. It can also help with the legal process so that you can focus on your recovery.
Contact Consumer Coalition today for your free, confidential claim review.