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Boy Scout Abuse Victims Should Remember They’re Not Alone

June 16, 2020  ·  By mark


Sexual abuse survivors suffer a lifelong battle of trauma from their abuse. While sexual abuse is a personal experience that impacts all victims differently, most suffer from a variety of physical, social, psychological, sexual, or spiritual complications.

And many times, victims avoid speaking out in fear of rejection or embarrassment, ultimately isolating themselves.

This reigns true in the current Boy Scouts of America (BSA) sexual abuse bankruptcy case. Many victims have suppressed their thoughts and feelings for years, either fearing too much time has passed to speak out or that they were the only one who suffered sexual abuse at the hands of a scouting leader.

However, experts are estimating the BSA could have upwards of 10,000 claims filed against the organization—reminding victims they’re not alone in this battle.

In an article by Boston’s WCVB, Chris Hurley, managing partner of Hurley McKenna & Mertz, went on to say:

“The important thing for people to know is that they’re not alone. There are many victims just like them.”

Read the full story here. Also interviewed in this story is Brian Garrett, a client of Hurley McKenna & Mertz, who has bravely come forward to help shed light on the misconduct of the BSA and to show that the victims are not alone.

Let us help you seek justice against the Boy Scouts.

The experts at Hurley McKenna & Mertz are here to simplify the process of filing a claim against the Boy Scouts of America. We understand that taking action requires you to relive painful memories from your past, which is why we’re working with a team of experienced social workers who know the ins and outs of proving sexual abuse. The sooner you can come forward, the better. In our experience as advocates for victims of abuse, only by pursuing a claim, will you obtain the justice and closure you deserve.

Contact us today. Your consultation with us is absolutely free.


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