Sexual Abuse Lawyers in Connecticut
Compassionate & Dedicated Legal Representation
Sexual abuse is a truly horrific act. Forty-four percent of all victims
are children and eighty percent are under the age of 30. Survivors of
sexual abuse experience a wide array of feelings including fear, guilt,
and shame. And abusers have been known to tell children that the abuse
is their fault as well as threaten or bribe their targets of abuse convincing
them they will never be believed.
The consequences of sexual abuse are profound. Victims often suffer very
serious mental, emotional and physical damage leading to chronic depression,
post-traumatic stress disorder, borderline personality disorder, sleep
disorders, substance abuse, eating disorders, and in some cases, self-harm.
To make matters more painful, many survivors as adults find themselves
in abusive, dangerous situations or relationships, and women who were
sexually assaulted before the age of 18 are twice as likely to report
being raped as adults.
Who would abuse someone in this fashion? The perpetrators are often people
of authority – doctors, priests, teachers, and family members.
Sadly, over the course of our more than 65 years as a law firm, our Connecticut
sexual abuse lawyers at RisCassi & Davis, P.C. have seen a significant
increase in the number of people who come to us for help after suffering
sexual abuse and we have taken on very powerful interests on behalf of
For example, our attorneys were involved in representing people who suffered
harm as children at the hands of a physician employed at a major Connecticut
hospital and helped oversee litigation involving more than 100 children.
We want to help victims and their families. Call us at (860) 245-2412 or fill out our online contact form to schedule a free initial consultation.