Sexual Abuse at Treatment Facilities and with Care Providers

Treatment Providers Should Keep You Safe In Your Most Vulnerable Moments

Sexual abuse in hospitals, residential care facilities, and group homes is preventable.  Doctors, nurses, psychiatrists, psychologists, drug and alcohol counselors, social workers, and other related professionals involved in treatment have a duty to ensure a patient’s safety and utmost care.

Sexual predators in these settings can exploit a patient’s injuries, limitations, vulnerability, or other impaired state (from medications or anesthesia) in order to commit crimes of sexual violence. Children, the disabled, and the elderly are particularly vulnerable.

When treating professionals or facilities fail to protect the patients entrusted to their care from rape or sexual assault, the treatment professional or facility may be responsible for the patient’s resulting harm.  In such cases, the facility may be liable for negligent hiring, failure to conduct a proper background check or screening, negligent supervision/retention, or failure to act reasonably in response to the dangers posed by its employees.

The attorneys at Crew Janci LLP represent victims who have been raped, sexually abused, and sexually assaulted by doctors, nurses, psychiatrists, psychologists, and other treatment professionals.

If you have been victimized by a care provider, contact Crew Janci LLP today. We are here to help.

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In 2010, attorneys from Crew Janci LLP were part of the Plaintiff’s trial team in the landmark case of Kerry Lewis v. Boy Scouts of America, which involved claims for sexual abuse by a Scoutmaster in a Portland, Oregon, Scout Troop operated through a local Mormon (LDS) church. The trial lasted six weeks and garnered international press coverage, ultimately resulting in a jury award for the victim of compensatory and punitive damages which totaled $19 Million.

The centerpiece of the Kerry Lewis trial was BSA’s now infamous secret files on pedophiles in Scouting – known as the “Perversion Files” or “IV Files” (now publicly available through our website). The Secret Files were introduced into evidence at trial and, for the first time ever, made public. Since then, we have created and maintained a database of these files our website.

We continue to represented victims abused in Scouting across the country and abroad. If you or someone you love has been a victim of childhood sexual abuse in Scouting, no matter how long ago the abuse occurred, contact the experienced attorneys at Crew Janci LLP today to determine your options.

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