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Sexual Abuse And Assault

Sexual abuse and assault are criminal offenses under Pennsylvania law, and offenders may face penalties such as jail time, registration as a sex offender, and a lasting criminal record. However, the criminal justice system does not always yield an acceptable result. Sometimes a guilty individual may be found not guilty or accept a favorable plea deal. Criminal justice does not always address the harm that survivors have endured.

In cases like these, a civil injury claim may provide peace of mind to survivors of sexual abuse and assault. It can also compensate survivors for damages including pain and suffering, medical treatment, and other losses. In cases where another party contributed to the abuse, a lawsuit also allows the survivor to hold that party accountable even if the party has not technically committed a crime. For example, a company that employed an abuser may be held civilly liable if it knew or had reason to know about the abuse without taking corrective action.

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