Sexual Abuse

Nationally Recognized for Protecting Victims of Sexual Abuse

Understanding and Committed Sexual Abuse Lawyers in PA and NJ

As experienced advocates for sexual abuse victims, the lawyers at Sheridan & Murray were recognized nationally when they exposed the Pennsylvania State Police for not properly disciplining an officer who had been exhibiting deviant sexual behavior. The unveiling of the officer’s sexual abuse through the diligent work of our firm brought about important changes in the Pennsylvania State Police, lessening the chance that such an incident would occur again. The widespread changes throughout the department not only vindicated the claims of the victims, but provided them with a $5 million settlement.

Victims of sexual abuse may bring civil suits to not only seek accountability from their abuser but also to recover damages for the cost of past and future therapy, loss of childhood, as well as physical and emotional pain and suffering.

Repressed Memories

Many victims of sexual abuse do not realize they have been abused until months or years later, when their repressed memories begin to surface. This is known as delayed discovery. There are legal protections set up to ensure that the passage of time does not mean a victim has lost their right to hold their abuser accountable and receive compensation. If you have been the victim of sexual abuse, the lawyers of Sheridan & Murray in Pennsylvania will make sure that every step is taken to hold those at fault responsible and see that you receive compensation for your emotional pain and suffering.

If you are the victim of past sexual abuse that you have discovered later in life, contact the sexual abuse lawyers of Sheridan & Murray in Pennsylvania or New Jersey to discuss your case free of charge.

Child Sexual Abuse

Child sexual abuse is often emotionally devastating to victims throughout life. Because of this, the sexual abuse lawyers of Sheridan & Murray in Pennsylvania and New Jersey work diligently to see that victims are compensated for their pain and suffering and those at fault are held responsible. Minority tolling protects children who have been sexually abused and cannot come forward. This legal remedy for children states that the statute of limitations on sexual abuse lawsuits only begins to run when victims reach the majority age of 18.

If you were the victim of sexual abuse as a child, contact Sheridan & Murray today at (215) 977-9500 to discuss your case with an understanding legal professional.

Inadequate Security

If a property owner acts negligently and fails to provide adequate security on their property and a sexual assault occurs as a result, they can be held liable under premises liability laws. The sexual abuse lawyers of Sheridan & Murray in Pennsylvania and New Jersey have the legal knowledge and resources to hold property owners accountable.

If you have been the victim of a sexual assault because of a danger brought on by a property owner’s negligence, contact the law firm of Sheridan & Murray today.

Professional Exploitation

It is an unfortunate reality that medical professionals with deviant sexual tendencies may abuse patients. Doctors, therapists, and psychiatrists are all in unique positions of power over their patients, which may allow them to manipulate patients to perform sexual acts. Some medical professionals have also been caught assaulting patients while they are sedated or unconscious.

If you have been the victim of sexual abuse by a professional, contact the lawyers at the firm of Sheridan & Murray in Pennsylvania or New Jersey today to get the legal assistance you need.

Contact Our Sexual Abuse Lawyers Today

With the expertise and legal knowledge of our attorneys behind you, you will have the best chance for a successful outcome in your sexual abuse case. If you have been the victim of sexual abuse, contact our lawyers in Pennsylvania and New Jersey to discuss your case free of charge.

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