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A Shocking Betrayal

Has your child suffered sexual abuse while under the care of a mental health facility, drug rehabilitation facility or other care facility? Have you or a loved one suffered sexual assault by a staff member at a school, church or similar institution? These horrible crimes leave the victim physically harmed and emotionally traumatized. While the criminal courts will take action against the criminal, that may not lead to compensation for the medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages and other damages that the victim faces. There are options for victims, who deserve fair compensation in sexual abuse cases.

Our opponents — institutions and their insurance companies — have a tendency to point the finger back at the victim. At Edmiston & Colton Law Firm, our lawyers will not tolerate this. We will hold the institution accountable for the harm caused by its staff.

Since our law firm’s foundation in 1987, our personal injury lawyers have recovered tens of millions of dollars for victims of negligence in Billings and throughout Montana.

Institutions Can Be Held Accountable For The Wrongdoing Of Staff

Young women and men who are inpatients at rehabilitation and mental health clinics are particularly vulnerable, as are young people at school and church. These institutions must take great care to prevent staff members from preying on vulnerabilities.

When we investigate these cases, we often find that these facilities have failed. A staff member with a history of sexual assault allegations may be hired at one mental health clinic after being fired from another. A school district may transfer a teacher to a different school district without disclosing the allegations of statutory rape that led to the move. We find out what happened. We hold institutions accountable for the harm they could have prevented.

Contact Our Attorneys For A Free Consultation

Our Billings sexual abuse attorneys provide representation on a contingent-fee basis, meaning we advance all costs of litigation and a fee is charged only when there is a recovery. Get in touch online or call our Billings office at 406-545-0889