Institutional Sex Abuse in NY

Protection Against Sexual Abuse From Teachers, Clergy And Coaches

Every instance of sexual abuse is horrific and unacceptable. However, there is something particularly unsettling about sexual abuse cases perpetrated by people in positions of power, of public trust and institutional authority over the victims.

If you have been a victim of child sexual abuse from a teacher, coach, Boy Scout troop leader, doctor, clergy member or other person in a position of authority, it is important to work with a legal team experienced in handling these matters successfully. At Edelman & Edelman, P.C., our New York lawyers bring decades of experience in sexual abuse cases.

With the passing of the New York Child Victims Act, the law opens a new window allowing survivors of sexual abuse to bring claims. The window is limited so contact us immediately if you questions, or read the full text of the Child Victim Act for additional details.

Trusted Leaders Present A Unique Challenge As Defendants

It is particularly challenging to bring a claim against someone in a position of institutional authority, as these claims bring extraordinary risks for the victims. In most cases, victims are too afraid to bring claims against people in positions of authority and power.

In cases involving coaches, victims often fear losing their position on the team. With teachers and school staff, the fear can surround jeopardizing an academic future. With cases involving clergy/priests there can be fears about no one believing the claim or people thinking the victim is trying to tear down their beloved religious institutions.

With all types of sexual abuse cases, there is significant confusion, shame, and a deep desire to avoid the public spotlight that invariably comes out whenever claims of this kind are brought against people of prominence.

Regardless of your fears or concerns, we can help you.

Our New York sexual abuse victims lawyers understand the law surrounding these cases, and we have a wealth of experience helping people just like you and families just like yours. We have experience successfully representing clients abused by all types of perpetrators like clergy/priests/religious mentors, youth mentors, coaches, caregivers, daycare workers, Boy Scout troop leaders, doctors, teachers and counselors. We will fight to protect your rights, to obtain justice and to get you the compensation you deserve.

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Do Not Delay: We Can Help You

There is no risk for you in talking with an experienced lawyer from our firm, but there is a time limit on child sexual abuse claims. Our New York law firm offers free consultations, and we can help you understand your rights and the options available to you. Call us today at 212-235-1197 or email us to schedule your free initial consultation.