Educational institutions are intended to cultivate learning and encourage children and young adults to develop in safe environments. Yet, as more awareness is brought to the issue of child sex abuse, we are forced to face the reality that molestation, abuse and rape continue to occur in schools across the nation. The true extent of the problem is hidden by the fact that private and public schools not only sometimes fail to report sexual abuse but often intentionally cover it up.
For more than 25 years, we have focused exclusively on sexual abuse cases. Call our office in Dallas at (214) 503-7300 for help, even if you live in another city or state.
The Law Office of Tahira Khan Merritt helps victims file civil lawsuits against offending educators and their enabling institutions. It is a complex process that can help victims and their families find closure in a number of different ways. A lawsuit exposes perpetrators, acknowledges pain and suffering, provides compensation for therapy and forces educational institutions to take action that may prevent future abuse.
Students most often suffer abuse at the hands of people they know, people who have taken advantage of their positions of power and trust. The law often requires institutions to put policies in place that help prevent this from happening, including carefully hiring, training and supervising employees. They may also have a legal obligation to investigate and report not only actual but even suspected sexual abuse.
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: