Some of the largest, well-known sexual abuse settlements hail from the Catholic Church, which compensated an estimated 5,700+ victims to date, resulting in $1.1 billion in six years.
These numbers might seem surprising. But what’s even more startling is the number of sexual abuse victims who have courageously come forward in the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) bankruptcy. While BSA estimated about 12,000 victims filing claims, some experts are projecting numbers between 40,000 – 70,000.
With the November 16 deadline days away, it’s likely even more victims will come forward. And for good reason—while it’s difficult for childhood sexual abuse victims to relieve their memories and come forward, this is their only chance to seek compensation and justice. After Monday, November 16 at 5 p.m. ET / 2 p.m. PT, the court will officially bar all victims from ever coming forward again.
Now is the time to hold the BSA accountable, especially after the organization’s failure to alert parents, children, or any authorities on the known abuse, forever changing the course of thousands of victims’ lives.
Christopher Hurley, managing partner of Hurley, McKenna & Mertz, was quoted in The Orange County Register reinforcing this point:
“They grossly underestimated the number of victims out there. There was a complete failure to recognize and address the fact that pedophiles were targeting their troops and using their system to victimize boys.”
There’s Still Time to File a Claim—Don’t Delay
Hurley McKenna & Mertz is still accepting Boy Scouts of America victims. But it’s more important than ever for victims to act with urgency—the bankruptcy deadline is just days away.
Contact us today. Your consultation with us is absolutely free. It’s only after we secure a settlement for you that we receive any form of compensation.