At the San Francisco law firm of Abramson Smith Waldsmith LLP we believe that cherished institutions such as schools, churches, medical facilities and daycare providers have the common duty to protect the students, parishioners, patients and residents under their care. We want to do our part to guard against opportunities that potential abusers may capitalize on in order to commit molestations against the defenseless.
Other institutional abuse candidates include group homes and residential facilities. They are often woefully understaffed and subject to significant budgetary restraints, and as a result occasionally fail to provide adequate screening and supervision of employees.
For 30 years, we have offered our renown quality legal representation to children, adults and the elderly in cases of current and past abuse against employees or institutions. If you have been the victim in such a situation, contact us immediately by toll-free phone call from wherever you are in California.
Experience, Reputation, Results
We can use our years of pursuing and punishing perpetrators in the courts, as well as our track record for achieving winning results for our clients, to hold accountable those institutions that provide safe havens for child molesters that target the young.
Such trusted institutions must report any known abuse to California law enforcement or face the consequences. Any known abusers on their payroll should be promptly dismissed, and background checks on every employee should be conducted. If reputable, well-financed organizations fail to protect your children, they should be held responsible for the wrongs done to your children.
In examples of clergy abuse, our aggressive, concerned lawyers can file lawsuits on your behalf against institutions, such as churches and dioceses, and individual priests employed by them. We are also prepared to bring actions against any powerful, well-funded company or agency, or their insurers, that would stand in the way of justice for you.
Institutions Can Be Liable
The individual pedophile, acting alone, can be tried on criminal charges but is rarely held financially to blame. However, the institution sponsoring or employing him or her, such as a church, school district, or other public or corporate organization, may be held liable for failures of supervision and screening in an institutional abuse case.
At trial, our skilled lawyers can use courtroom technology and electronic case presentation to help hold the institution, corporation or other entity that employed the perpetrator responsible. Our use of computer applications, short film clips and other electronic media can clarify matters for juries and can lead to larger settlements and verdicts for our clients.
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Abramson Smith Waldsmith LLP are institutional abuse litigators in San Francisco who champion the rights of the vulnerable.
Call our lawyers toll-free today to schedule a free confidential consultation if your child or the child of a loved one has been the victim of an institutional predator. Benefit from our 35 years of experience, reputation and results.