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Mar 30, 2018 by |

Sexual Assault During Massage Therapy

Recently, Ingrid M. Evans of Evans Law Firm helped a young female victim of inappropriate touching during a massage therapy treatment. The victim experienced non-consensual touching in the breast and pelvic region and sustained lasting harm as a result. The perpetrator claimed the abuse was a recognized massage technique administered as part of legitimate massage therapy, but Evans Law Firm was able to help the client to successfully demonstrate that the behavior was a form of nonconsensual abuse that had caused damage.

Sexual abuse and assault are, unfortunately, far too common – especially by those who are in a position of some type of trust or authority. In this case a professional providing massage services was able to misuse his position of trust as a healthcare provider to engage in inappropriate conduct.

Whenever this occurs, victims need help getting the compensation they deserve for the damage the abusers have done. Evans Law Firm was successful in helping this victim, and we can help you or your loved one as well.

Not all civil lawyers have the real-world practical experience you need to handle assault and abuse cases. Contact the legal team at Evans Law Firm as soon as abuse occurs so we can begin conducting an investigation and putting our knowledge to work for you.

Evans Law Firm Helps Sexual Assault Victim Obtain Compensation

The victim who was represented by Evans Law Firm in her sexual assault case based on unwanted touching experienced significant emotional distress, which damaged her relationships and caused a loss of employment. She will require ongoing therapy and support as a result of the lasting impact of post-traumatic stress disorder.  Evans Laws was able to successfully help the victim to demonstrate the extent of loss, which can sometimes be a challenge in civil cases connected to unwanted sexual touching.

Because of the firm’s successful representation both in proving wrongful conduct occurred and in demonstrating the extent of damages, the defendant was ordered to pay almost $800,000 in damages, interest, court costs, and attorneys’ fees. If the judgment is collected and paid, the victim will be able to get the medical care and support that she needs in order to rebuild her life after a devastating incident.

This victim is just one of many that Ingrid M. Evans and the other lawyers at Evans Law Firm have helped pursue substantial compensation for sexual abuse.   We also represent nursing home residents who have been sexual assaulted in the nursing homes where they reside.  Nursing home residents are particularly vulnerable.  Their care is regularly placed in the hands of an ever-changing group of staff members, nurse’s aides, and medical professionals, and there are far too many opportunities for people who are supposed to be providing care to also engage in wrongful and abusive conduct of a similar form.  Often, the victim may have little to no recollection of what was done to them.  The elder abuse lawyers know how to investigate and discover the facts in such cases, however, and if you believe a loved one has been assaulted in a nursing home, contact the elder abuse lawyers at Evans Law Firm and we may be able to help.

If you or a loved one has been the victim of sexual assault or other abuse and wish to consider the civil remedies available to you, contact Evans Law Firm online or call 415-441-8669 to schedule a free initial consultation.

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