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March 18, 2020

Hurley McKenna & Mertz’s Response to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Dear clients and friends of HM&M, At Hurley McKenna & Mertz, we are taking concrete steps to ensure that our work continues on behalf of our clients, while protecting the health of our staff, friends, and families. Based on state...

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March 17, 2020

How to Spot and Stop Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect

Today, nearly 1.5 million people are living in nursing homes. As the number of people residing in these facilities grows, some may not be receiving the level of care they deserve. Congress passed the Federal Nursing Home Reform Act (NHRA)...

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March 10, 2020

How and When to Make a Sexual Abuse Claim Against a Church

The number of sexual abuse allegations against religious institutions has increased significantly over the past few years. In many cases, sexual abuse victims know and trust the perpetrator, but are too young to act against them. As states extend the...

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March 3, 2020

Was Your Child Diagnosed With Cerebral Palsy? How and When to File a Medical Malpractice Claim

Does your child have cerebral palsy? If so, you are not alone. Thousands of children are born with cerebral palsy every year. Studies show that a significant number of children born with this condition develop it as a result of...

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February 27, 2020

The Boy Scouts Bankruptcy Filing Puts Current Sexual Abuse Claims on Hold

The full article originally appeared in PIX11, a CW-affiliated news station for the greater New York City area by Ash-har Quraishi on February 25, 2020. Just days after being hit with dozens of sexual abuse lawsuits, the Boy Scouts of...

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February 25, 2020

9 Must-Read FAQs About the Boy Scouts Bankruptcy Filing

The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) filed for bankruptcy on February 18, 2020 in a landmark move, following hundreds of sexual abuse lawsuits brought against the organization in civil courts throughout the United States. Abuse victims allege that the organization...

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February 20, 2020

Your Guide to the Top News on the Boy Scouts Bankruptcy

On 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...

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February 18, 2020

Boy Scout Victims Must Act Now or BSA’s Bankruptcy Filing Will Cost Victims their Right to Seek Justice

Michael 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...

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