Boy Scouts of America Assault Attorneys
Throughout the past century, boys, young men, and their parents trusted the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) and the organization’s representatives to protect these children and help them gain useful life skills. Instead, thousands of scouts are suffering after they experienced sexual abuse at the hands of Boy Scout leaders and volunteers.
BSA must be held accountable for these horrific acts of molestation and sexual assault, as well as their negligent attempts to hide former scout’s allegations and protect abusers from legal actions.
Tens of thousands of sickening documents released by BSA show the organization had detailed information dating as far back as the 1920s on the names of abusive scout leaders and the acts of sexual abuse that each person committed. The files also show that BSA knew about thousands of allegations of sexual abuse within the organization, and they did nothing to remedy or stop the abuse.
Over 15,000 claimants have already filed molestation and sexual abuse claims against BSA across the country. If you or your loved one are suffering from molestation or sexual abuse involving the Boy Scouts of America, call Mokaram Law Firm before it’s too late.
Let our Boy Scout sexual abuse attorneys help you get the justice and compensation you deserve for the damages and pain that this negligent organization has caused you. To schedule your free in-person or remote consultation, contact Mokaram Law Firm today at (713) 900-2222 or online.
Types and Impact of Molestation and Sexual Abuse
Thousands of scouts have experienced sexual abuse and violence at the hands of BSA in locations like Boy Scout camps, people’s homes, organizational buildings, parking lots, and many other areas. Some of the most common types of assault and abuse include:
- Forced oral contact
- Undressing someone, taking naked photographs of them, or other forcible sexual acts
- Forcibly groping or touching someone’s breasts, anus, or private parts
- Exposing one’s private parts to someone else
- Many other types of harmful sexual acts
Molestation and sexual abuse often inflict physical, psychological, and financial damages on victims for many years after the event itself. Some common impacts of sexual abuse include:
- Torn, cut, or bruised private parts
- Anxiety, fear, and depression
- Problems getting work or keeping a job
- Difficulty conceiving children
- Financial debts from counseling, medications, and other medical care
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- Nightmares and other sleep problems
- Sexually transmitted diseases
- Difficulties with social interactions
- Outbursts of anger or inappropriate language or sexual behavior
How Do I Know if I am Eligible to File a Boy Scout Abuse Claim?
If you or your loved one experienced sexual abuse in the BSA, you have a legal right to hold this organization responsible for the harm you are suffering through no fault of your own – even if the abuse occurred many years ago. Several states, including Texas, have recently changed their statute of limitations rules for sexual abuse and assault cases.
These new provisions give survivors of child abuse additional time to file civil and criminal claims through increased age thresholds for claims or “lookback windows” where all victims can file a claim, no matter when the abuse happened.
Although these new rules give Boy Scout victims additional time to fight for justice, it’s still important to file a claim as soon as possible. The national organization of the BSA filed for bankruptcy in February 2020. While courts have ordered BSA’s national arm to continue compensating sexual abuse victims, it’s not yet clear how BSA’s reorganization might impact claims in future years.
How Can a Boy Scout Sexual Abuse Attorney Help Me?
If you or your loved one are suffering from sexual abuse involving the Boy Scouts, contact the compassionate and skilled Boy Scout sexual abuse lawyers at Mokaram Law Firm today. Our respected attorneys can review your case for free, help you understand your legal options, and help you fight for the justice and compensation you’re owed.
Filing a claim against the Boy Scouts can’t erase the trauma that BSA caused you. However, it might help you get compensation to cover some of the damages of BSA’s negligence and wrongdoing, such as your medical expenses and wages you lost due to the abuse.
At Mokaram Law Firm, we are here to help you stand up for your legal rights. Our dedicated personal injury attorneys have fought tirelessly for victims’ rights for over 25 years, and we have helped clients recover more than $1 Billion in verdicts and settlements.
Let us help you get the justice you deserve. We can meet you at one of our conveniently located Houston area offices or over the phone or video. To schedule your free consultation in English or Spanish, contact us at (713) 900-2222 or online.