Sexual abuse by clergy members has received a lot of media attention recently and rightly so. In many cases, the abuse has continued for decades and profoundly and negatively affected the lives of thousands of children. It is unconscionable that members of the clergy use the inherent trust and respect of their positions in their community to leverage silence from their victims. They also use their position as clergy to discredit the few victims who come forward and attempt to speak out about their abuse.
The reputable Los Angeles clergy abuse attorneys at the Law Offices of Samer Habbas have the experience, passion and resources to help abused victims recover the full compensation that they are entitled to under the law against the responsible parties. We fight to make sure innocent victims are compensated for the abusive acts of sexual clergy offenders.
The clergy and other church leaders are most often well admired and revered by the young members of their congregations. Most often, these younger congregants are under the constant care and supervision of the priests and ministers. Sadly, it is under this framework that many young children are “groomed” for abuse.
In most cases, families are either unaware or choose not to believe the risks their children may face. Families, welcome members of the clergy into their home, unknowing that this may very well be the same person who is abusing their children.
In most cases, when victims or their family members come forth with a complaint of sexual abuse about the clergy member, the response is to merely relocate that clergy to another community. Unfortunately, the members of the new congregation are never notified about the clergy’s past accusations.
Clergy abuse is a particularly difficult category of sexual abuse because children are taught at a young age to respect and trust their priests, ministers and other members of the clergy. It is with much difficulty that these fragile victims identify the abuse and come forth to seek help and assistance.
The sympathetic and passionate legal team at the Law Offices of Samer Habbas understands the pain and emotional toll caused by clergy abuse. We are sensitive in the way we approach these delicate matters. We take the time to get to know our clients and will take every step possible to ensure that we hold every party responsible for the pain and sorrow caused by their horrible actions.
If you or a loved one has been the victim of clergy abuse, contact the Law Offices of Samer Habbas. Our Los Angeles clergy abuse attorneys are sympathetic, yet aggressive, in holding the responsible parties liable and getting you the compensation that you deserve. We understand that seeking financial compensation does undue the pain caused by the abuse, but we hope that it will bring the closure and sense of justice that our clients need and deserve to move on with their lives.
Please call us at 1-888-848-5084 to discuss your case with an expert Los Angeles clergy abuse attorney or you can fill out our free consultation form.