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b2ap3_thumbnail_latest_boy_scouts_bankruptcy_news.pngOn February 18, 2020, the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) petitioned for bankruptcy in a highly publicized move following a surge in sexual abuse claims.

The organization’s actions could initiate substantial ripple effects for victims seeking justice, but it can be overwhelming to stay abreast of the latest news. 

The sexual abuse litigation experts at Hurley McKenna & Mertz have assisted more than 300 vicitms nationwide in taking legal actions against the Boy Scouts of America, and are committed to ongoing support for anyone affected by the organization’s negligence.  

To that end, we’ve curated the most helpful news and information about the Boy Scouts of America bankruptcy filing from our trusted network of publications. 

b2ap3_thumbnail_pinewood-derby-736434_1920.jpgMichael Mertz, attorney at Hurley McKenna & Mertz, P.C., knows from his extensive work representing victims of childhood sexual abuse that victims may take decades to come to terms with, or even identify, their abuse and the damage it has caused. This is why victims of scouting abuse continue to seek compensation for the wrongs they suffered years ago. The rash of new sexual abuse claims filed in January 2020 is what brought on the Boy Scouts of America’s February 18, 2020 petition for bankruptcy. 

“This is an effort by the national organization to avoid paying full and fair compensation to victims of abuse,” declared Mertz. “We have successfully litigated many cases against BSA and, in the process, illuminated a culture within the organization that allowed pedophiles to prey on young boys. For decades, BSA failed to implement policies that would have ended, or at least curbed, much of this horrific abuse.”

“We understand victims’ suffering. We’ve worked with abused former scouts and achieved legal victories on their behalf,” stated Mertz. “Those who’ve been hurt by the Boy Scouts should consider acting now while they still can.” Mertz and his team at Hurley McKenna & Mertz have been involved in more than 300 legal actions involving scouting abuse. 



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While some cases qualify as misdiagnosis, the truth is medical malpractice can take many forms. Unfortunately, it’s difficult to accurately estimate how often these errors occur because they typically go unreported by victims and their families. When medical mistakes are not addressed, hospitals and health care centers are bound to repeat them.  

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