Therapists are not above the law. They have an ethical obligation to provide the best standard of care possible for their field. When they engage in sexual misconduct with a client, the abused parties have legal recourse.
Our Arizona therapist sexual abuse lawyers advocate for injured people. If you experienced sexual abuse by your therapist, we want to recover damages for your medical bills, lost income, and other related expenses. Jenner Law offers free case reviews where we can discuss your case at no cost to you.
Services You Can Expect from Your Legal Representative in Arizona
To recover damages, our therapist sexual abuse lawyers can:
- Review what happened
valuate what compensation you can seek
- Collect evidence related to your case
- Work with third-party consultants, such as other therapists
- Legally represent all areas of your case
- Offer advice about your legal options
- Handle paperwork
- Work within all deadlines for filing your case
- Keep you updated
We can also determine your case’s liable party. Liability could lie with an individual therapist, a hospital’s administrator, or a larger institution. More than one party could have liability for your losses. If so, we intend to hold each of them accountable.
We Offer All of These Services (and More) on a Contingency-Fee Basis
Between medical bills and other expenses, it is natural to be concerned about hiring a lawyer. Yet, Jenner Law operates on contingency fees, meaning we take a percentage of the award you receive at the end of your case to account for our legal costs. This means that you don’t have to worry about upfront legal fees, and you can get legal help right away.
We Offer Complimentary Case Evaluations
We Manage All Civil Filing Deadlines
All civil sexual abuse cases come with filing deadlines. Your specific filing deadline is unique to your situation, including when the abuse happened and how old you were when it occurred. Successfully managing your case’s deadlines requires us to learn about your situation promptly. Once you partner with us, we can set your case in motion immediately.
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Compensation in a Therapist Sexual Abuse Case
Compensation does not make up for or minimize what you have experienced. However, it can cover certain injury-related costs so you can start moving forward. Financial recovery in your case may comprise:
- Medical bills: Compensation may help to cover medical costs related to the abuse, including emergency medical care, follow-up care, and medication costs.
- Pain and suffering: A settlement or court award can cover the emotional and physical pain and suffering you experienced because of what happened.
There are losses other than those listed here that you can recover. Our team can identify your compensable losses after learning about your situation.
Questions We Frequently Get from Survivors of Therapist Sexual Abuse
You may ask:
What Constitutes Sexual Abuse?
Sexual abuse can include a wide range of harmful misconduct. It involves behavior where someone seeks to control someone else, and the behavior is sexual in nature. Examples include:
- Sexual intercourse
- Kissing or touching
- Participating in or viewing pornography
- Indecent exposure
- Sexually suggestive messages or talk during or after sessions
Despite their own issues or attractions, therapists must set boundaries with their clients. Failure to do so breaches their duty of care and comes with legal consequences.
How does Therapist Sexual Abuse Occur?
Therapy creates an inherent imbalance of power between the therapist and the client. After all, the client is vulnerable and sharing intimate and difficult parts of their life. It’s no surprise that the client may develop affection or interest in their therapist. This is known as transference. The therapist might exploit this affection or attraction and groom the client into forming a romantic or sexual relationship.
Does It Matter How Long Ago the Abuse Happened?
We encourage you to connect with the therapist sexual abuse lawyers in Arizona from our firm, even if the abuse happened years ago. The state sometimes has tolling exceptions, giving certain people more time to act.
For instance, if the abuse happened when you were a child, but you just discovered the abuse’s gravity, you could still have the right to seek damages as though the incident had just happened. Other situations may pause the statute of limitations. We can explore your financial recovery options from the very beginning, so we build the strongest case possible.
Listen to What People Share About the Team at Jenner Law
Nothing delights us more than getting positive feedback from our clients. Some have shared:
- “My experience was great. I was updated on everything at all times. I was very pleased with my law firm. If I could use them again, I would.” – Identity Hidden
- “I considered Katie part of my support circle, during a really difficult time – she’s a fantastic attorney, and she’s also simply one of the best people I’ve met. I would recommend her and Jenner Law to anyone, and especially anyone in the same situation of mental health practitioner abuse. Outstanding, ethical, and caring people.” – Identity Hidden
Our client-centered firm tirelessly advocates for people from all walks of life.
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