Protecting the Rights of Sexual Abuse Victims

If you’ve been the victim of sexual violence or abuse, you may have grounds for relief in court. Our attorneys have built a strong track record of recovering compensation for victims of sexual abuse and misconduct, while remaining sensitive to client confidentiality and concerns at all times. If you believe that you may have been a victim of sexual abuse, call (866) 981-4800 or send us your information by filling out the form below.

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More About Sexual Abuse Law and Protection of Victims

Sexual misconduct is a reality in many workplaces, industries and other settings. It has affected hundreds of thousands of individuals in the United States, many of whom were victimized by someone in a position of authority, making it even more difficult for victims to come forward.

We believe that people who were subjected to sexual abuse deserve to have their cases heard, to be fairly compensated, and to have tenacious and ethical legal representation.

Girard Sharp’s Commitment to Excellence and Victim Advocacy

Our Sexual Abuse and Women’s Advocacy attorneys have a track record of successfully taking on some of the world’s largest institutions on these issues. Girard Sharp lawyers served as court-appointed co-lead counsel in a class action against the University of Southern California and campus gynecologist George Tyndall M.D., on behalf of women who were sexually abused by Tyndall during his long tenure at USC’s Student Health Center. A federal judge approved a $215,000,000 class settlement with USC and the claims process has now concluded, with overwhelming praise from class members for the carefully designed, compassionate and generous approach to making victims whole. The settlement gave every survivor a choice in how to participate, and required USC to adopt and implement procedures for identification, prevention and reporting of sexual and racial misconduct.

The attorneys at Girard Sharp also led a class action lawsuit against UCLA on behalf of women treated by UCLA gynecologist Dr. James Heaps. Heaps was charged with sexual battery and exploitation of patients while working as a staff gynecologist at UCLA—a position he held for almost thirty years. The UC Regents agreed to resolve the claims for $73,000,000, plus injunctive relief measures, and the District Court granted final approval of the settlement.

If you are a survivor of sexual violence and think you might have a claim, please reach out to us for legal assistance.

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