Empowering Survivors To Seek Justice For Catholic Clergy Abuse
The Catholic Church has long had a deeply rooted presence in Louisiana. Some of the earliest scandals that came to light in the 1980s involved Louisiana clergy. For adults who suffered clergy sexual abuse as children, it’s not too late to seek justice, even if the abuse happened decades ago.
At Salim-Beasley, LLC, we are committed to empowering survivors in the quest for justice. We recognize how profoundly horrific it is to endure the nightmare of childhood sexual abuse, a burden no child should have to carry, and one that will leave you with scars that haunt you for a lifetime.
Finding your voice and speaking up is a profound act of courage. By doing so, you can pursue accountability from the institution that shielded your perpetrator and many others, permitting such harm to continue for decades.
Understanding Catholic Clergy Abuse Claims
Recent changes to Louisiana law now allow victims of clergy sex abuse to come forward even if their claims would have previously been time-barred. Under this new law, victims now have a three-year window in which to file those claims.
By pursuing a claim, you can recover compensation for:
- Your therapy bills, past and future, and other expenses related to the abuse
- Your pain and suffering
- Punitive damages to punish the institution that harbored your perpetrator and deter other organizations from engaging in similar cover-ups
Pursuing a clergy abuse claim takes time. It takes time to investigate and gather evidence, and time to develop the right strategy. The sooner you speak with us, the more time we will have to start building a rock-solid case.
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We are sorry for what you’ve been through, and we want to help in any way we can. Here, you will find a safe environment to discuss your situation in a confidential setting. To talk with a member of our firm about your options for pursuing justice, please call our office in Natchitoches, Louisiana, at 866-269-5561 or send us a message online.