Sexual Abuse


The latest statistics on sexual assault have revealed that there is a sexual abuse incident every 98 seconds in the U.S. Almost 320,000 people each year suffer from a sexual assault. Many sexual abuse victims are children. If you or a loved one has suffered sexual abuse, you are entitled to compensation. Attorney Michael P. D’Amico handles sexual abuse cases with compassion and the utmost respect for confidentiality. He understands the serious and life-changing emotional damage that is done to the victim and fights vigorously to make sure justice is served.

Common sexual abuse cases include:

  • Child molestation
  • Sexual assault and rape
  • Intimate partner sexual abuse

Types of Sexual Violence

Sexual abuse occurs in:

  • Shelter homes and other congregate care facilities
  • Public and private schools
  • Daycare environments
  • Religious institutions
  • Foster homes
  • Hospitals
  • Bars and clubs
  • Sports team locker rooms
  • Nursing homes
  • Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts
  • S. military
  • College campuses

Child sexual abuse includes:

  • Pedophilia
  • Pederasty
  • Sexual assault
  • Incest
  • Verbal sexual abuse and lewd comments
  • Exposure to pornographic images
  • Inappropriate gestures
  • Unwanted touching
  • Molestation
  • Provision of alcohol or other substances to influence sexual behavior
  • Statutory rape

Compensation for Sexual Abuse Victims

Sexual abuse victims deserve justice and the maximum possible compensation for pain and suffering, medical treatment, counseling for emotional trauma, and lost wages.

Anyone can bring a sexual abuse claim against a perpetrator as both criminal and civil statutes prohibit sexual abuse.

The spouse of a sexual abuse victim may file a sexual abuse lawsuit for loss of consortium, emotional suffering, loss of society, and medical expenses incurred in their partner’s treatment.

In many sexual abuse lawsuits, attorneys for the victim must prove that the behavior was against their wishes, unwanted, and offensive.

Sexual abuse law offers full protection for minors as it is against the law for an adult to sexually abuse a minor. It is also illegal to sexually abuse those with serious mental health issues regardless of whether they give consent or not.

Patients have been victims of sexual abuse by health care providers. The law prohibits any health care services provider from having any sexual contact with their patients. This includes all types of health services providers, including psychologists, medical doctors, psychiatrists, social workers, chiropractors, and physical therapists.

Finding the Right Attorney

Attorney Michael P. D’Amico is an experienced and compassionate sexual abuse lawyer with extensive knowledge and experience in representing sexual abuse victims and their families. Although monetary compensation cannot heal the trauma they have experienced, it will help pay for any medical expenses related to the abuse. A sexual abuse victim is eligible to receive compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering, the cost of therapy, emotional distress, and diminished quality of life.

You can trust Attorney Michael P. D’Amico. Call D’Amico Law LLC for a no cost initial consultation at 203-824-2969. He knows how to get you the justice you deserve.

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