For Child Sexual Abuse Victims, It’s Never Too Late to Seek Help

Child sexual abuse is an area that concerns everyone, from parents and teachers to professionals in the medical and legal communities, and for good reason.

The statistics are appalling. One in six children is a victim of sexual abuse, and 75% of them don’t tell anyone or seek help.

Sexual abuse can affect every area of a child’s life, often well into adulthood. If you or a loved one has been a victim of child sexual abuse, the pain can be traumatic, and can last for years.

The Devastating Consequences

The aftermath of child sexual abuse is often overwhelming and can cause ongoing problems affecting every area of the victim’s life. Some of these consequences can include:

  • Chronic depression
  • Low self-esteem
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Multiple personality disorder
  • Post-traumatic stress syndrome
  • Nightmares
  • Flashbacks
  • Sexually transmitted diseases
  • Anxiety during medical exams

What You Can Do Now

You may feel that what happened to you was too long ago to do anything about it now. That’s just not the case. Someone allowed you to become a victim. In many cases, institutions and persons in authority have gotten away with abuse for years. That’s not right. They need to suffer the consequences of their actions, and you deserve compensation for your pain and suffering.

You can seek monetary damages for your suffering, no matter how much time has passed. Most states take child abuse and sexual exploitation very seriously and consider it a felony. Skaug Law can seek justice on your behalf in the civil arena.

Contacting one of our attorneys is a good step on your journey toward healing. They’ll listen to your story and do the right thing. It’s never too late to begin.

Don’t wait. Contact one of the experienced attorneys at Skaug Law today. We know the law and can help you get legal help and the justice you deserve, whenever possible.