Sexual Abuse and Assault: Contact an Attorney & Learn More About Case Details
University of Michigan
Wright & Schulte is starting investigations at the University of Michigan against Robert E. Anderson, the former director of University Health Services and an athletic team physician. Students who attended the University of Michigan from 1968-2003 could be in need of legal counsel during this time. Do not hesitate to contact Wright & Schulte’s sexual abuse attorney.
Ohio State University
Wright & Schulte is representing the majority of cases for the Ohio State University sexual abuse scandal involving the team doctor Richard Strauss. You can learn more about this specific case here and the settlement here.
If you were a collegiate athlete at the Ohio State University or the University of Michigan, contact the Sexual Abuse Attorney at Wright & Schulte right now.
Sexual abuse and assault are forms of sexual violence carried out by predators wishing to exert power and control over others.
Sexual abusers are predators that use a position of power to manipulate and dominate – they generally stay under the radar through a disguise as an athletic coach, health professional, professor/teacher, or other position of authority.
Sexual abuse and assault have devastating, lasting effects on survivors. The mental and emotional scars caused by these acts can last a lifetime.
The attorneys at Wright & Schulte recognize the importance in seeking justice for survivors and will zealously advocate for our clients and ensure their voices are heard.
What is Sexual Abuse?
Sexual abuse encompasses unwanted sexual behavior. This not only covers fondling and touching of a sexual nature, but also:
- Taking inappropriate or explicit images
- Indecent exposure to others
- Touching oneself for sexual pleasure
- Invasive positioning and/or making one feel uncomfortable
- Sexual comments
- Oral sex
Sexual abuse typically involves improper use of power through force and/or psychological pressure or coercion.
What is Sexual Assault?
Sexual assault includes any type of unwanted sexual contact or behavior that takes place without the clearly expressed consent of an individual. This contact or behavior can include forced sexual intercourse, attempted rape, sodomy, molestation, fondling, as well as other actions.
Many survivors of sexual assault are oftentimes fearful of reporting the incident. Many choose to remain silent for various reasons:
- Survivors fear that their accusations will be dismissed or concealed by others
- Survivors often feel intimidated because the sexual predator may be in a position of authority and threats could result
- Survivors choose to repress their memories of the event and behave as though the assault or abuse never took place
- Survivors may worry that their report of the incident could result in them losing a financial benefit or work opportunity
Effect of Sexual Abuse and Assault
Damage from sexual abuse and assault is not only physical, but also mental and emotional. The effects have a lasting impact and can continue for many years or even a lifetime.
Behavioral signs of sexual abuse and assault may include, but are not limited to:
- Sudden mood swings: rage, fear, insecurity, or withdrawal
- Changes in sexual behavior
- Substance abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
Seeking Justice Against Individuals and Institutions that Failed to Protect You
Survivors of sexual abuse and assault have the right to come forward and take action against their abusers. Additionally, survivors have the right to seek justice against the institutions or individuals that should have protected and safeguarded them. When individuals show signs of sexual abuse and assault, professionals and institutions have a duty to investigate and report those behaviors and protect survivors. Health professionals, professors/teachers, school employees, athletic coaches, and others have an obligation to guarantee the mental and physical safety of individuals who are under their care or supervision.
Our attorneys will provide you with the opportunity to let your voice be heard against institutions and individuals that hide behind money and power.
Contact a Sexual Abuse and Assault Attorney
The attorneys of Wright & Schulte are helping survivors of sexual abuse and assault seek justice and compensation from the institutions that failed to protect them. Our attorneys work everyday to preserve the rights of survivors one case and one client at a time. If you or a loved one are a survivor of sexual abuse and assault and are looking for a law firm that will guarantee the caring, personalized, and loyal representation you deserve, please do not hesitate to contact the sexual assault and abuse attorneys at Wright & Schulte today.
Our attorneys recognize the importance of maintaining the safety and confidentiality of sexual abuse and assault survivors, and we will make that our top priority in representing you. For a FREE, CONFIDENTIAL discussion about your legal rights, fill out the brief online form or give Wright & Schulte a call, toll-free, at 1-800-399-0795.
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