California Psychological Injury Lawyers
Sexual abuse is an incredibly widespread and destructive problem affecting people at all levels of society. It can occur in almost any context — homes, schools, doctors' offices, churches, institutions and other settings as well. Anyone of either gender, adult or child, can be victim of sexual abuse as well.
The long-term effects sexual abuse victims experience are equally broad and include low self-esteem, depression, shame, trust issues, and drug and alcohol abuse. Some victims later become abusers themselves. Others, in fact, never escape the past and never recover from the deep emotional and psychological injuries they've suffered — eventually taking their own lives.
At the Law Offices of Joseph C. George, Ph.D. we have been helping victims of sexual abuse to obtain justice, recover compensation and start living life in the present since 1986. Our practice focuses mainly on California cases but we are available to represent clients in other states as well.
Our dedication to this particular type of legal claim is no accident. Joseph C. George holds both a law degree and a Ph.D. in psychology. Before founding his firm, Dr. George spent 12 years on active duty in the U.S. Air Force as a clinical psychologist and even now, is still a licensed psychologist in the state of California. This training, background and unique understanding of the emotional and psychological injuries caused by sexual abuse provides the critical edge we need to maximize compensation for our clients today.
Learn more about:
- Child sexual abuse
- Mandatory reporting requirements
- The Boy Scouts of America organization
- Sexual abuse involving sports coaches
- Teacher-student sexual abuse
- Sexual abuse within the family
- Sex abuse in Catholic institutions
- Sex abuse in other religious denominations
- Sexual abuse by lay members of the church
- Therapist-patient sexual abuse
There is a time limit on how long you have to file a claim. If you don't speak to an attorney promptly, you risk losing the legal right to seek compensation for damages.
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Secrets keep everyone sick — victims, families, abusers, and the people and institutions that employ or enable those abusers included. Healing and reclaiming power over your own life starts with stepping forward and acknowledging the truth of what happened.
Call our toll free California number (888-463-5570) at any time or contact our Los Angeles and Sacramento sexual abuse victim attorneys online.