Real Legal Help For Victims Of Clergy Abuse
Although priests have been in the headlines, misconduct by the clergy is not limited to the Catholic faith. At one time or another, Baptist ministers, Jewish rabbis, Muslim imams, Lutheran reverends and other faith leaders have been the subject of clergy misconduct investigations and lawsuits.
Like a physician, an attorney or a police officer, the clergy is in a special position of trust. When that trust is violated, the misconduct can not only cause permanent physical damage to the victim, it can also cause emotional or psychological damage.
At Sakkas, Cahn & Weiss, LLP, our personal injury trial lawyers have been able to help many victims of clergy and Catholic priest abuse. Whether the abuse occurred last week or two decades ago, we would like the opportunity to talk to you about your case.
We collected $650,000 for a young man who was sexually assaulted by a priest during a one-on-one counseling session. This led to our client becoming depressed and attempting suicide.
Too Many Men And Women Are Suffering Abuse
According to Psychology Today, a random survey of over 7,000 active Catholics in the U.S. and Canada found that 1.7 percent of the females and 3.3 percent of the males had been sexually abused in childhood by a priest. In many instances, a male will suppress a sexual assault memory when the abuse occurred at the hands of another male.
Please contact our law firm for help with any of the clergy or priest abuse situations described below:
- Repressed memory
- Inappropriate touching
- Child pornography
- Sexual assault/rape
- Forced masturbation
- Oral sex
We Have Represented Thousands — And We Want To Help You, Too
The abuse lawyers at Sakkas, Cahn & Weiss, LLP, are skilled and aggressive trial lawyers with years of experience helping thousands of clients. To learn more about our law firm or to request a free initial consultation, please call 212-571-7171, or email Sakkas, Cahn & Weiss, LLP, today.