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November 24, 2021

4 Facts About Sexual Abuse That Might Surprise You

Sexual abuse is one of the most heinous crimes a person can endure, especially when the abuse was committed by people they knew, loved, and trusted. In cases involving a privileged or powerful person sexually abusing those who do not...

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November 19, 2021

4 Red Flags That May Indicate Sexual Abuse in a Healthcare Setting

Doctors and medical professionals are supposed to be among the most trustworthy professionals. After all, patients seek out medical experts to ensure they’re living the healthiest lives possible and to find solutions to all manner of ailments. That’s one of...

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November 15, 2021

How Common Is Sexual Abuse in Hospitals?

In many sexual abuse cases, the abuser was a position of power, whether a part of the Catholic Church, the Mormon Church, the Boy Scouts of America, or a medical association or hospital. Unfortunately, sexual abuse occurs anywhere a perpetrator...

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November 5, 2021

3 Things to Know About Working With an Attorney in a Sexual Abuse Lawsuit

After living with the pain of sexual abuse for days, weeks, months, or even decades, many survivors struggle with revisiting unspeakably painful memories. However, filing a claim against your abuser can be an important part of the healing process, and...

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October 21, 2021

Why So Many Sexual Abuse Perpetrators Get Away With It

Many sexual abuse survivors suffered at the hands of individuals, but also at the hands of some of the most visible religious, cultural, and medical institutions in the United States. One would think that, due to these organizations’ public visibility,...

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October 12, 2021

Former BSA Youth Protection Director Tells Congress That Children Still Unsafe In Scouts BSA Programs.

Detective Michael Johnson, the former Youth Protection Director of the Boy Scouts of America, has come forward to urge Congress to open an investigation and hold which will lead to greater oversight of the Scouts BSA Congressional Charter.  In a...

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October 4, 2021

Top Attorneys Share 4 Things Major Sexual Abuse Cases Have in Common

One of the most troubling and unconscionable aspects of sexual abuse is the frequency with which it occurs at the hands of those in positions of power and privilege, especially in large institutions. Hurley McKenna & Mertz has represented thousands...

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September 24, 2021

How Victims Can Help Stop Repeat Offenders from Committing Sexual Abuse

Sexual abuse, especially when it’s at the hands of large institutions such as a diocese, church, Boy Scout troop, or medical organization, often involves more than one victim.  According to RAINN, perpetrators of rape are often serial criminals. That means...

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