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February 11, 2022

BSA Tort Claimants Committee Recommends That Survivors Who Rejected The Boy Scouts Prior Plan Change Their Vote To Accept The Revised And Improved BSA Plan

The Official Tort Claimants Committee (TCC) in the chapter 11 bankruptcy of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) now urges all BSA Abuse Survivors to vote to ACCEPT the BSA’s Revised Plan. Following weeks of mediation after the voting deadline...

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February 11, 2022

Hurley McKenna & Mertz Spearheads Negotiations Resulting in BSA’s Revised and Improved Plan of Reorganization

Christopher Hurley and Evan Smola of Chicago’s Hurley McKenna & Mertz, working in conjunction with the Tort Claimants’ Committee (“TCC”) in the Boy Scouts of America’s bankruptcy proceeding, has negotiated important modifications to the BSA’s plan of reorganization that will...

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February 9, 2022

UCLA Settles Gynecologist Sex Abuse Suit For $243.6 Million

The University of California has agreed to pay $246.3 million to settle allegations that hundreds of women were sexually abused by a former UCLA gynecologist, The Associated Press reports. The university ignored decades of complaints and deliberately concealed abuse by...

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January 26, 2022

Robert Anderson & the University of Michigan: What to Know About Coaching & Sports Abuse

The opportunity to participate in organized sports has given athletes around the world the opportunity to improve their health, enjoy time with teammates, and relieve stress. However, that’s not always the situation participants face—especially student athletes. What should be a...

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January 13, 2022

4 Real-Life Examples of Sexual Abuse by Doctors

Sexual abuse suffered in a medical setting is a disturbing and traumatic experience. Often, victims of sexual abuse are left feeling confused and isolated. However, the sad truth is that sexual abuse in a healthcare setting is more common than...

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January 7, 2022

How to Report Your Doctor for Sexual Abuse

Too many people end up in devastating scenarios when they think they’re going to receive routine healthcare. Many doctors abuse their position of power and respect with inappropriate comments, actions, and/or advances towards their patients. People who suffer sexual abuse...

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December 29, 2021

Can I Sue If I Was Sexually Abused By a Doctor?

When survivors stand up against sexual abusers, it’s because they’ve bravely chosen to confront the pain and trauma caused by those abusers. For most, reaching this point took weeks, months, or even years. Each survivor’s journey is their own; there...

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December 22, 2021

Patients Who Were Sexually Abused By Doctors Can Find Closure. Here’s How.

Sexual abuse is often committed by perpetrators who victims knew, respected, and trusted. While all sexual abuse is devastating, surviving and living with the pain of sexual abuse by a doctor is one of the most unimaginable situations. Unfortunately, however,...

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