Sexual Abuse Claims in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles
Filing a Clergy Abuse Claim
The clergy are looked up to by their congregants, both children and adults, as their spiritual leaders and advisors in all aspects of life. How hurtful is it to a child to then be betrayed and abused by the very person he or she was taught exemplified the highest of standards in spirituality, thought and behavior? Many children have been subjected to this painful treatment which resulted in emotional trauma they have carried throughout their lives. If you or your child has been sexually abused at the hands of a member of the clergy in the Los Angeles area, it is vital that you talk with a California sexual abuse attorney at once.
Incidents of Abuse in The Clergy
There have been numerous stories in the media in recent years covering incidents of sexual abuse of children of varying ages by clergy. Information has been uncovered showing that members of the church hierarchy were aware of the complaints from abused children or their families. Yet they allowed these predators to continue to have contact with children and congregants even after multiple reports were received, and made little to no effort to prevent future abuses. As a result of the numerous legal suits that have been filed and the resulting pressure from the public to see changes, a more stringent screening of applicants for the priesthood and a procedure for handling reports of abuse has been adopted by the church. For those who have suffered abuses and continue to suffer, a compassionate clergy abuse lawyer with our firm is prepared to take action on your behalf and demand the compensation you are due.
Our skilled legal team is dedicated to saving innocent children from future abuses and obtaining compensation for abuse survivors for a fresh start in life. Our firm’s stellar record of successes has put our services in demand worldwide. Discuss your situation with a clergy abuse lawyer in a confidential consultation and find out how we can help. Call Manly, Stewart & Finaldi for a free consultation.
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