Boy Scouts Sexual Abuse Lawyer

Our law firm is currently handling lawsuits on behalf of individuals who were sexually abused by the Boy Scouts of America. Tens of thousands of men have suffered physical, psychological, and emotional injuries as a result of sexual abuse by Boy Scouts leaders.

What Do We Know About Boy Scouts Lawsuits?

The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) is an organization that has been active for more than 100 years. Over 2.2 million children and young adults between the ages of 5 and 21 have been members of the BSA. The BSA has had approximately 800,000 volunteers throughout the United States. The organization claims to teach life skills to its young members through clubs, meetings, and excursions.

Allegations of sexual abuse against the Boy Scouts began in the 1940s. Today, these victims are between 14 and 97 years old. The Boy Scouts’ internal records containing reports of sexual abuse were concealed for years. However, after these records were released, the staggering extent of sexual abuse within the organization became public. In February 2020, the BSA filed for bankruptcy due to the overwhelming financial burden of litigation. Since then, over 90,000 claims of sexual abuse have been brought by former Boy Scouts.

Boy Scouts Injuries

Victims of sexual abuse often suffer from mental health conditions including depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Survivors may have difficulty engaging in normal life activities due to psychological trauma. Others may experience personality-based impairments such as dissociative disorders. Sexual abuse can lead to addiction, self-mutilation, behavioral abnormalities, and suicidal ideation/completion. Survivors of sexual abuse may also suffer from physical ailments including pain and chronic sleep disorders.

Can I Recover Compensation for My Injuries in a Boy Scouts Lawsuit?

If you or a loved one has been injured by Boy Scouts, you may recover compensation for any or all of the following:

  • Past and future medical expenses
  • Past and future pain and suffering
  • Loss of wages
  • Other economic losses related to your injury

Liability Law and Boy Scouts

  • When a person has been sexually abused by a trusted individual, such as a scoutmaster, it usually results in severe psychological and emotional trauma. Nominal damages seek to provide peace of mind by awarding the plaintiff compensation for their mental harm.
  • Acts that cause significant emotional or physical harm can result in punitive damages in a civil lawsuit. Punitive damages are also intended to deter others from engaging in egregious conduct.

Boy Scouts of America Settlement

In December 2021, the BSA made a settlement offer to approximately 82,500 boys and men who were sexually abused by its staff and employees. The settlement agreement was reached between the Coalition of Abused Scouts for Justice and one of the organization’s primary insurers, Century Indemnity Co., and its affiliates for $800 million. The settlement brings the total compensation in the fund to more than $2.6 billion for the 82,500 survivors. The settlement fund for victims of the BSA is the largest sexual abuse fund in history.

How Our Law Firm Can Help You

The Lake Law Firm was founded by Edward J. Lake, Esq., a personal injury lawyer for over 25 years. Our dedicated team of attorneys is committed to seeking justice on behalf of those who have suffered injury or death due to the negligence of others. Our experienced attorneys handle many different types of pharmaceutical drugs, medical devices, and other defective products. The lawyers in our firm have helped collect millions of dollars for their clients. The Lake Law Firm will advocate for you and your rights. Please contact us for a free confidential case evaluation.