Dealing With The Nightmare Of Sexual Abuse

Nothing can prepare you for the shock and horror of learning that a loved one has been sexually abused. Such abuse creates deep-seated wounds that last a lifetime.

Sadly, these nightmarish situations happen all too often in facilities and institutions that are supposed to be trustworthy such as:

  • Schools
  • After-school programs
  • Counseling centers
  • Addiction treatment centers
  • Psychiatric facilities
  • Residential care facilities
  • Nursing homes

The victims are often already vulnerable. They may be children, patients with mental illnesses, nursing home residents, people struggling with addiction, those with disabilities or others who are unable to stand up for themselves. The abuser may have been in a position of authority and trust. There may have been few or no warning signs that the abuser would violate that trust the worst way.

Pursuing Accountability And Justice

Criminal charges are not the only way to hold the wrongdoers accountable. You may also have a claim against the facility, institution or organization that employed the abuser.

For example, perhaps the facility was negligent in:

  • Failing to properly screen prospective employees
  • Failing to properly handle past reports of abuse
  • Failing to properly address concerns about the perpetrator's behavior
  • Failing to adequately supervise employees

Upholding Victims' Rights With Compassion, Dignity And Respect

At Peddicord & Townsend LLC, we're committed to helping victims of sexual abuse pursue accountability and justice.

We understand that you are coping with some of the most difficult circumstances you will ever face. Uncovering the details of the abuse can be an incredibly painful process.

Our lawyers handle these cases with the utmost of sensitivity, dignity and respect for your privacy. We strive to promote healing through the legal process to the fullest extent possible.

Call 816-945-9337 For A Free, Confidential Consultation

You can also reach out to us online. Based in Kansas City, our attorneys handle sexual abuse cases in Missouri and Kansas.

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