Therapists have civil, moral, and ethical obligations to provide their field’s standard of care. Anything that crosses over into the sexual sphere constitutes more than negligence; it feels more like a betrayal.
If you or someone you love suffered sexual abuse by a therapist, we can help you seek financial justice. An Indiana therapist sexual abuse lawyer from Jenner Law can listen to your story and chart an appropriate course of legal action. We can navigate even the toughest legal waters, fighting for you each step of the way. You can call now to begin a confidential, no-obligation case review.
How Therapist Sexual Abuse Can Happen
Successful therapists create a safe haven for their clients to help them work through difficult phases of their lives. This way, clients feel more comfortable opening up. However, this vulnerability forms an imbalance of power, giving the therapist more control over the client and the treatment process. Unfortunately, sexual abuse could arise from this imbalance.
The client may start to view their therapist on a more personal level than professional. While therapists should be able to manage this phenomena, called transference, some may experience countertransference. This is when they take out their traumas and other feelings on the client. As a result, the therapist may violate boundaries, exploit their client’s trust, and groom them to participate in a romantic or sexual relationship.
Therapist sexual abuse can take a toll on you emotionally, physically, and even financially. You don’t have to work through what happened on your own. An attorney from our firm can help you pursue justice and damages.
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Our Law Firm Is Committed to Fighting for Your Rights
We take therapist abuse seriously. We understand how difficult it can be to talk about the abuse you suffered. Our client-focused team will listen to your story with compassion and kindness. We will also handle the difficult details of building your case.
- Compile evidence that supports your allegations
- Consult subject matter experts who can strengthen your case
- Identify and interpret the appropriate filing deadline
- Provide you with timely and ongoing case-related updates
- Obtain an Affidavit of Merit, if required in your case
Our therapist abuse lawyers are on your side. We know nothing can atone for the suffering and abuse you endured. Still, financial justice can hold the therapist accountable for their actions and even prevent others from suffering abuse. We stop at nothing to hold the therapist responsible and recover compensation.
We Offer Legal Support at No Upfront Cost
You shouldn’t have to forego legal help when pursuing a negligent or abusive mental health care professional for damages. Our law firm will represent you on a contingency-fee basis. Here is what that means for you:
- You pay nothing out of pocket.
- We will cover all the expenses of preparing your case.
- We are only compensated when we recover damages for you.
Our legal services are risk-free. If your therapist abuse case does not result in a financial award via a settlement or jury verdict, you pay nothing.
Our Law Firm Will Document Your Case and Gather Evidence
Although you suffered abuse by a therapist, another party could be liable for your losses. For instance, if you received counseling through a counselor at school, you could hold the district accountable for hiring the professional. Other liable parties in sexual abuse cases comprise:
- A school’s administrators
- Private practice owners
- Staff who failed to report abuse
This list is not exhaustive. Our investigation will explore all potentially liable parties. We will not hesitate to pursue every available avenue of compensation from the negligent persons and entities.
Evidence Our Therapist Sexual Abuse Attorneys Serving Indiana Collects
Our legal team does everything we can to support and protect you. That includes handling evidence collection that could be emotionally triggering. When we take your case, we collect:
- Your medical records
- Witness statements
- Expert reports
- Police reports
- Photos of your injuries (if applicable)
We also obtain the therapist’s professional records and statements from their former patients. Leave evidence collection to us. We will not tax you or your family with this often daunting process. Instead, we take care of every detail involved in building the strongest possible case.
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Compensation You Can Recover for Therapist Sexual Abuse
Our client-focused law firm is committed to helping injured clients recover compensation for their hardships. At Jenner Law, our therapist sexual abuse lawyers serving Indiana can seek:
- Medical bills resulting from any physical trauma
- Bills for any mental health care you require
- Physical and mental pain and suffering
- Reduced quality of life
Because every client we represent is unique, you could be entitled to recover compensation not included here. Our legal team will carefully assess your individual case. From there, we fight hard to secure appropriate compensation based on your specific circumstances.
Do Not Wait to Start Pursuing Financial Recovery
Most personal injury cases settle without ever going to court. Yours could require a trial if:
- The liable party does not offer fair compensation.
- The statute of limitations is approaching without a settlement in sight.
The statute of limitations can vary. Our therapist abuse attorney will examine the details of your case and explain the appropriate filing deadline. We will also ensure your case is filed on time and preserve your right to damages.
Our History of Securing Financial Recovery in Therapist Abuse Cases
When we take on your case, we provide you with personalized legal care. We’ve handled many cases like yours before, so we understand the tact and compassion these situations require. Our recent financial awards for therapist abuse include:
- A $1,000,000 client award after a therapist ignored their ethical obligations and sexually abused their patient
- An $800,000 client award after a therapist crossed all professional boundaries with their patient
See additional client awards on our verdicts and settlements page and learn more about how hard our law firm goes to bat for you.
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If you or someone you love experienced sexual abuse by a therapist, our law firm can help you pursue financial compensation. Our therapist sexual abuse lawyers serving Indiana will fight for the financial recovery you need to start rebuilding your life.
Learn more about your compensation options by contacting Jenner Law today. We’re ready to hear your story whenever you’re ready to share it.