The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) is a large organization with more than two million scouts and adult volunteers across the nation. This nonprofit organization seeks to instill leadership and provide mentorship for the many primarily young boys who participate in its programs and activities every year. The adults in charge of the organization have a duty to provide a safe, beneficial, and positive environment for these children, but the organization has drastically failed to fulfill these duties over the years, and the result has been numerous Boy Scouts sex abuse lawsuits. There’s a history of Boy Scout abuse allegations that stretches back decades, and now, the organization and those who have supported it are being brought to justice.
If you have been victimized by the Boy Scouts of America or anyone associated with BSA, call Parker Waichman LLP today for a free consultation on your potential Boy Scouts lawsuit. You’ll be able to speak with a talented and compassionate Boy Scout abuse attorney who will answer your questions and help you and your family fight for the compensation you deserve.
Timeline of a Boy Scouts Lawsuit: Abuse, Litigation, Bankruptcy
BSA sex abuse claims date as far back as the 1940s, which means thousands of young boys may have been victims of abuse perpetrated by members of this organization. Those making Boy Scouts abuse allegations are now anywhere from 14 to 90 years old. Even worse, these numbers might be an underestimate of how many Boy Scouts abuse cases truly exist. Because of the volume of Boy Scouts sex abuse lawsuits pursued, the organization had to file for bankruptcy in February 2020. This has put hundreds to thousands of Boy Scouts sex abuse lawsuits on hold, but that doesn’t mean that every victim isn’t entitled to justice.
Regardless of the bankruptcy, if you want to pursue a Boy Scouts of America lawsuit, our experienced legal team is here for you. The BSA is compiling a trust to pay out victims, but the bankruptcy also means that abuse victims have a limited time to file claims against the Boy Scouts of America. For many victims, this means they’ll be denied their day in court to tell their story and will only have the opportunity to obtain settlement from a victim compensation trust resulting from a class-action lawsuit against the Boy Scouts. If you want to pursue a lawsuit against the Boy Scouts of America, it’s important to act now: Contact us today to discuss your legal rights and options and how best to begin the pursuit of justice for your Boy Scouts sex abuse claims.
Private Files Document BSA’s Failings
For years, when victims pursued a Boy Scouts lawsuit, abuse was hidden from parents and the community by reaching private settlements with victims. A class-action lawsuit against the Boy Scouts of America forced the release of decades’ worth of files that the organization kept to monitor suspected pedophiles. These files demonstrate that not all Boy Scouts sexual abuse cases were reported to law enforcement. But just because your abuser may not appear in these files doesn’t mean that you aren’t eligible to pursue a claim or that you will not be believed. The Boy Scouts of America had a duty to take adequate measures to protect the children in its program and was fully aware that such protection was lacking in many instances. Nothing can undo the damage inflicted on scores of young boys, but these victims are certainly entitled to compensation from a Boy Scouts of America lawsuit.
The attorneys at Parker Waichman are dedicated to helping our clients and their families receive the personal injury settlement they deserve. We realize that no amount of money can erase the scars of abuse, but a Boy Scouts abuse lawyer from our law firm can help you receive compensation for any health services you may need and any other losses you may have faced. Victims of abuse commonly have PTSD and other ailments that might make working, socializing, and other functions of everyday living difficult; monetary compensation from a Boy Scouts lawsuit may help to ease these burdens.
Seek Justice Through Boy Scouts Sex Abuse Lawsuits Now
Due to recent reforms to statutes of limitations, especially in New York, hundreds to thousands more Boy Scouts sex abuse suits are expected to come to light. This is important because many victims need years to be able to face the abuse they suffered, while others have kept silent out of fear, shame or a wish to protect themselves. Our compassionate attorneys understand how difficult it can be to pursue Boy Scouts of America abuse cases. Rest assured that we’re here to help and support you every step of the way.
If you or a loved one were sexually abused by a Boy Scouts volunteer, regardless of when, talk to an experienced lawyer with Parker Waichman today for guidance in pursuing Boy Scouts sexual abuse cases. Our attorneys have helped sexual abuse victims recover millions in New York, New Jersey, and across the nation. Don’t wait to speak with a qualified Boy Scouts abuse lawyer, as the extension of the statute of limitations is limited. We provide free case evaluations with no obligation, and you’ll pay nothing for our services unless we recover compensation for you.
- Boy Scouts of America files for bankruptcy amid wave of potential lawsuits
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Page updated by Jerry Parker
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