Child Sexual Abuse Lawsuits
Children who have been sexually abused may or may not tell someone what had happened to them, when and by whom. There may be other signs of abuse shown by the child’s behavior. A child who has been sexually abused may display evidence of the abuse by:
- Avoiding undressing in front a parent or sibling or anyone
- Depressive moods
- Diminished social skills
- Low self-esteem
- Showing signs of promiscuity or seductive behavior
- Recurring nightmares
- Regressive behavior like bedwetting, fear of darkness or thumb-sucking
- Missing school repeatedly
- A sharp decline in performance at school
Child sexual abuse is a horrible and is a crime. Acts of child sexual abuse include any sexual act directed towards a child by an adult older and more powerful than the child. It takes many forms.
Unfortunately, reports of sexual abuse continue apace. Parents and caregivers of children who have been sexually abused need to know that it has occurred. Parents are expecting schools, religious organizations, summer camps, summer schools, scout leaders and all others who have temporary protection of their children to report any signs or knowledge of child sexual abuse.
Illinois has mandatory reporting requirements for health professionals, childcare workers, foster parents, school counselors, school principals, teachers, social and public assistance workers and substance abuse treatment staff to report any signs and symptoms of child sexual abuse.
If you have knowledge that your child has been sexually abused, please call us for an immediate free consultation. Robert Kreisman of Kreisman Law Offices has been handling Chicago and Illinois sexual abuse cases for more than 40 years.
Kreisman Law Offices has prevailed in trials and settlements in Chicago, Illinois and surrounding areas and successfully resolved cases for sexual abuse cases claims for over these many years.
With our years of experience in trying and settling sexual abuse cases, Kreisman Law Offices provides the best possible services to our clients. Our service is unmatched. Please call us 24 hours a day at 312.346.0045 or toll free 800.583.8002 for a free and immediate consultation, or complete a contact form online. There is no charge for a consultation that will include an evaluation of your case.