Church/Priest Sexual Abuse
Priests are often the most trusted person in someone’s life, and when that trust is broken by sexual abuse, it can leave the victim irreparably harmed.
When can I file a lawsuit for priest abuse?
Over the past few years, thousands of people have come forward and claimed that they were sexually abused at the hands of priests and other clergymen within the Roman Catholic Church. In fact, in a sample of 1300 catholic priests and brothers it was found that 8.4% had engaged in sexual misconduct with a minor. As a result of the size of the sexual abuse scandal, it has received a lot of public and media attention, and has lead to many lawsuits all over the world.
There have been over 100 de-frockings of Catholic Priests as a result of sexual abuse cases within the Roman Catholic Church in the US?
Large settlements for Priest Sexual Abuse
There have been many huge payouts by US Diocese to victims of sexual abuse by priests and clergymen within the Catholic Church. The largest payout is thought to be the $660m payout from the Los Angeles Archdiocese in 2007.
Catholics make up about 1/4 of the American population and are the largest single religious denomination?
How can PCVA help?
If you or a loved one has been sexually abused by a clergyman or church volunteer within the Roman Catholic Church then contact us today. Our team of attorneys would love to help you receive the compensation you deserve. Our lawyers have dealt with many molestation cases and have experience in dealing with such difficult cases so you know that you are in safe hands.