Legal Remedies

You may be entitled to compensation for emotional and other special damages

Many sexual abuse victims feel a sense of shame and are reluctant to tell anyone what happened to them even though the abuse occurred many years before. However, for pedophiles and other perpetrators, your silence and the passage of time merely allow the pattern of abuse to continue.

Emotional Damages

You may be entitled to compensation for mental anguish and pain and suffering.  Civil law recognizes that victims of sexual abuse can be awarded money damages for the mental anguish they suffered.

Financial Damages

You may be entitled to compensation for financial damages caused by the abuse, including the cost of  lost wages, loss of earning capacity, and the cost of future care and treatment.


Protect Other Victims From Abuse

Many victims want to protect other victims from the same abuse. When sexual predators are publicly exposed in civil or criminal cases, other victims are protected. Often times they may even develop the courage to come forward themselves.

When institutions are held accountable for monetary damages by civil juries, they are motivated to change how they screen and select the employees and volunteers they hire. They may also change their institutional culture and protocol of covering up for abusers.  Since 1992, The Law Office of Tahira Khan Merritt has exclusively represented victims of sexual abuse and sexual assault. We litigate these cases against churches, organizations, institutions, and corporations that have sheltered their abusers. We are dedicated to helping victims find justice and healing by exposing the truth about sexual predators and the entities that conceal them. Whether you were a victim as a child or as an adult, contact us today.

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We Respect Your Privacy.

If you or your loved one has suffered abuse, it is important that you promptly notify law enforcement, then contact our firm. Please schedule your initial confidential consultation at no cost with attorney Tahira Khan Merritt by calling:

(214) 503-7300

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We Are Your Legal Advocates

We understand that confronting sexual assault or sexual abuse, whether it occurred recently or in the past, is difficult. Our law firm honors and protects your need for privacy. Call our law office at (214) 503-7300 or contact us through email to schedule a free, confidential consultation to speak with us.