YOUTH SERVING ORGANIZATIONS
Although most news reports focus on cases against the Catholic Church and the Boy Scouts of America, we represent abuse survivors against many different youth-serving organizations who failed to protect children from being sexually abused, including youth sports, the Mormon Church, Jehovah’s Witnesses, YMCA, Knights of Columbus, public and private schools, camps, foster care agencies, group homes, juvenile detention facilities, hospitals, and doctors.
Can I Still File a Claim? The Child Victims Act gave survivors of childhood sexual abuse in New York a two year “window” to file a claim for the abuse they suffered regardless of their current age. That window closed in mid-August 2021. We do not know if the New York Assembly will re-open the window, but it still may be possible for some abuse survivors to pursue their claim. Please contact us to learn your options, including the possibility of trying resolve your claim without litigation.
Our Clients’ Stories:
The following news articles feature some of our clients who decided to tell their stories with the hope that other abuse survivors will see that they are not alone.
The New York Times wrote an explosive piece regarding allegations of child sexual abuse in youth sports, particularly by well known coaches. The story features the claim we recently filed on behalf of our client, J.M., who alleges he was sexually abused by Ernest Lorch, the famous coach of the Riverside Hawks. The article includes an interview with attorney Michael T. Pfau. If you have information regarding abuse by Mr. Lorch, or about the Riverside Hawks, please contact us.
The Daily News covered 17 lawsuits that we plan to file against New York City, including abuse in foster homes and schools. The story summarizes eight of the cases and includes interviews with attorneys Jennifer Freeman and Michael T. Pfau.
USA Today has written extensively about our clients’ claims against Rockefeller University Hospital for sexual abuse by Dr. Reginald Archibald. We represent over 200 people who allege Dr. Archibald used his position as a child doctor to sexually abuse them at the Hospital. The article features an interview with attorney Jennifer Freeman.