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Have you or a loved one been taken advantage of by a coach, spiritual advisor, or teacher?
Have you been the victim of unnecessary pelvic exams in a doctor’s office?
Have you been forced to endure unwanted sexual advances in the workplace?

Burg Simpson can help! Don’t wait to speak with a sexual abuse, assault, and harassment attorney at Burg Simpson to discuss your rights.

When you or a loved one decides to participate in athletics, take a job, send your child to daycare, or join a place of worship, you expect that those placed in positions of power have been vetted and trained. Moreover, you expect that reports of misconduct by a coach, supervisor, teacher, or spiritual leader will be acted upon swiftly and not swept under the rug. When those expectations are broken, the resulting pain can last a lifetime. The sexual assault lawyers in Burg Simpson’s Cincinnati office can help you with the legal help you need to start to pick up the pieces and pursue justice for the harm that was inflicted upon you. Contact Burg Simpson right now by calling 513-852-5600 or fill out a Free Case Evaluation Form.

WHAT IS A SEXUAL ABUSE, ASSAULT, AND HARASSMENT CLAIM?
If you have been taken advantage of sexually, your body, soul, and legal rights have been violated. While you know you have been wronged, the sexual abuse, assault, and harassment attorneys at Burg Simpson can help you determine what legal claims you may have.

For example, while you may have a sexual assault claim against the person who abused you, you may also have a claim against the abuser’s employer who knew or should have known that the perpetrator was a danger and failed to take reasonable steps to protect others from them.

Determining all of the people or entities responsible for the wrongs you’ve endured is critical to protecting your rights and getting you the compensation you deserve. One of the harassment lawyers in Burg Simpson’s Cincinnati, Ohio office can help. Call us today at 513-852-5600.

WHAT TYPES OF SEXUAL ABUSE, ASSAULT, AND HARASSMENT CLAIMS DOES BURG SIMPSON HANDLE?

One of the biggest sexual abuse cases in recent memory has been dominating headlines. Former Olympic gymnastics team doctor and Michigan State osteopathic physician Larry Nassar was accused of abusing or assaulting more than 150 women and girls over the last 20 years.

In early January 2018, after hours of testimony from former victims, the judge in the case sentenced Nassar to 40 to 175 years in prison after confessing to seven counts of sexual assault on a minor. A couple of weeks later, he pled guilty to another three counts, earning another 40 to 125 years of jail time. This was on top of an earlier sentence of 60 years for possession of child pornography.

The case has not only rocked the U.S. Gymnastics community, but it has led to federal legislation making it a crime for failing to report sexual assault in Olympic sports.

But Nassar is only the latest — and perhaps highest profile — such case. Studies suggest that every year anywhere from 2 percent to 8 percent of minor-age athletes are victims of sexual abuse. The vast majority of the perpetrators in these cases — 98 percent — were coaches, teachers, or instructors. These assaults typically occur where these sports activities take place, in the abuser’s home, during practice or training, or at unrelated social events.

If you or your child has been the victim of sexual assault at the hands of an athletic coach, teacher, or instructor, Burg Simpson can help you pursue justice against the abuser and anyone who sat by while such conduct occurred. Call Burg Simpson’s Cincinnati office at 513-852-5600.

Sexual abuse and assault in educational settings aren’t just getting more headlines. They’ve tragically been on the rise for a while now. And it’s not just in high school settings. More and more often, these horrifying incidents are infiltrating elementary and middle schools.

Research shows that more than 83 percent of girls and 79 percent of boys say they’ve been sexually harassed in school, while nearly a third of girls and almost a quarter of boys reported they were sexually harassed “often.” Although this research did not distinguish sexual harassment by peers from sexual harassment by educators, a 2004 report to the Department of Education suggests that nearly 10 percent of children suffer some form of sexual abuse at the hands of educators over the course of their educational career. That works out to roughly 4.5 million children in school right now who’ve endured some form of sexual abuse and/or assault by teachers.

If you or your child has been abused or assaulted in school, don't wait to call the Cincinnati office of Burg Simpson at 513-852-5600 and speak with a harassment attorney for help.

It doesn’t make the news like some other areas of sexual abuse and assault, but if the Larry Nassar case has taught us anything, it’s that patients can be particularly vulnerable to sexual abuse or assault by their trusted medical professionals.

In 2016, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution published an investigative report on sexual abuse by doctors. The paper uncovered disciplinary documents and other records that identified more than 3,100 doctors who’d been reprimanded for sexual misconduct since 1999. More than 2,400 of those doctors were sanctioned for violations that involved patients. Alarmingly, the report also found that in Georgia, two-thirds of the doctors disciplined for sexual misconduct were able to continue practicing medicine.

If you’ve been abused or assaulted by your doctor, you need to know it is not your fault. There’s help available. Fill out a Free Case Evaluation form or call the Cincinnati office of Burg Simpson at 513-852-5600 and speak with a sexual harassment attorney today.

When many people think of sexual abuse or assault in a religious setting, they think about the sex abuse scandal in the Catholic Church that broke in the 1980s. In 1985, for example, one priest confessed to abusing 37 boys. He eventually pled guilty to 34 criminal counts.

As hard as it is to believe, it wasn’t until 2001 that the Catholic church required cases of sexual abuse to be reported to the Vatican. Before that, all cases were “handled” at the local level.

Such misconduct is certainly not limited to the religious leaders of the Catholic Church. Rather, religious leaders of several faiths have been accused of sexual misconduct over the years. The New York Times reported about a series of abuses in the orthodox Jewish community in New York. Other stories of abuse and assault have emerged among Mormons, Hindus, Jehovah’s Witnesses and even an international Christian cult that went by the name “the Children of God,” just to name a few.

People who are meeting with a religious leader, particularly in a one-on-one setting, are often already vulnerable. Whether they’re suffering a crisis of faith or dealing with the loss of a loved one, they are seeking spiritual guidance from their faith leader. So when that leader takes advantage of that situation sexually, it can be a traumatizing experience. If this has happened to you, you don’t have to go through it alone. We want to help. Get in touch with Burg Simpson’s Cincinnati office by calling 513-852-5600 right away.

The #MeToo movement has been more than effective at shining a spotlight on sexual harassment and assault in the workplace over the last few months. The numbers are staggering. Nearly 1 in 6 women, and 1 in 33 men, will be sexually assaulted in their lifetime.

At the same time, awareness has never been higher. According to Google, and as reported by Vox, online searches for “What is sexual harassment?” reached a five-year peak in November 2017. Searches for terms such as ‘sexual assault’ and “sexual misconduct” spiked at around the same time.

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission defines sexual harassment as “unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical harassment of a sexual nature in the workplace or learning environment.” Unlike sexual assault, sexual harassment is not a crime per se, however, sexual harassment is considered a form of sexual discrimination for which you can seek compensation in the civil justice system.

If you’re being harassed on the job or if you’ve suffered the unthinkable and been the victim of assault, you need help from professionals who know about workplace harassment laws.

THE SEXUAL ABUSE, ASSAULT, AND HARASSMENT ATTORNEYS AT BURG SIMPSON CAN HELP

 Burg Simpson has a national reputation for standing up for individuals in courtrooms across the country. With multiple offices in four states and more than 60 attorneys, Burg Simpson has the experience and resources to fight for you.

The sexual abuse, assault, and harassment attorneys in Burg Simpson’s Cincinnati, Ohio office are part of Burg Simpson’s dynamic team serving the people of Ohio, Kentucky, and the nation. They are here to help you obtain justice.

If you’ve been the victim of sexual abuse, assault, and/or harassment, time is of the essence. It’s extremely important that you speak with a sexual assault lawyer as soon as possible. Contact Burg Simpson’s Ohio office right now by filling out a Free Case Evaluation Form, or call us directly at 513-852-5600. We’re here to help.

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Janet G. Abaray Named One of the Top 15 Businesswomen in Ohio

 May 17, 2018

Janet G. Abaray Named One of the Top 15 Businesswomen in Ohio

Burg Simpson attorneys have always been leaders in their communities. Shareholder Janet G. Abaray is no different. That’s why the Ohio Diversity Conference and the National Women’s Conference chose to honor Janet as one of the Top 15 Businesswomen in Ohio at the 2018 National Women’s Conference last week. This award honors “outstanding leaders and… Read more »

David P. Hersh Speaks at ACBA Event

 May 7, 2018

David P. Hersh Speaks at ACBA Event

Burg Simpson shareholder David P. Hersh was a featured speaker at a recent Arapahoe County Bar Association (ACBA) event in Napa, California. The session, part of this year’s Spring 2018 CLE event, was called “The Practical Implications for Implementing the Recommendations of the ABA National Task Force on Lawyer Well-Being.” David covered “the findings and… Read more »

Stephen J. Burg Speaks at Colorado Trial Lawyers Seminar

 April 25, 2018

Stephen J. Burg Speaks at Colorado Trial Lawyers Seminar

Burg Simpson shareholder Stephen J. Burg took part in a day-long continuing education seminar sponsored by the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association. The event, “In Search of a New Paradigm: Recalibrating the Moral Compass of an Industry to Serve Future Generations,” took place at the Embassy Suites Denver Downtown Convention Center in Denver. Stephen’s segment, presented… Read more »

Burg Simpson Scholarship Competition Winners Honored at Annual Dinner

 April 24, 2018

Burg Simpson Scholarship Competition Winners Honored at Annual Dinner

Our 2017-2018 Burg Simpson Scholarship Competition recipients were honored this past Thursday at our annual Scholarship Banquet. This year’s winners included: Elise Hegarty (Faith Christian Academy) Diana Barila (Longmont High School) Kelly Franson (D’Evelyn Jr./Sr. High School) Emilio D. Gómez (Regis Jesuit High School) Lucy Kane (Valor Christian High School) Andra Metcalfe (Mountain Vista High… Read more »

Medicare & Medicaid Fraud- Business Law Attorney – Ohio Burg Simpson

 May 21, 2018

Ohio Works to Stop Medicare and Medicaid Fraud

Ohio made headlines last year when a federal grand jury issued indictments against a pair of health care companies and their owners for health care fraud. The indictments suggest that the companies fraudulently billed government health programs for unneeded medical services and/or medication that was never requested. These indictments represented just a small part of… Read more »

FDA and Consumer Safety – Mass Tort Litigation – Ohio Burg Simpson

 May 9, 2018

FDA Sends Mixed Messages on Consumer Safety

While it doesn’t get as many headlines as most other agencies, the Food and Drug Administration is one of the most important regulatory bodies in the federal government. Consumers spend 20 cents of every dollar on products regulated by the FDA, which adds up to $2.4 trillion of consumer spending annually. More than half of that is… Read more »

Deceptive Sales Practices – Class Action Suit – Ohio Burg Simpson

 May 1, 2018

Burg Simpson Investigates DirecTv for Deceptive Sales Practices

Attention current and former DirecTV subscribers in Ohio and Kentucky! Burg Simpson is investigating DirecTV for luring customers into two-year contracts with the promise of low monthly rates that disappear when the first bill arrives. DirecTV is no stranger to lawsuits concerning deceptive pricing schemes. In 2015, the Federal Trade Commission filed a lawsuit against… Read more »

Distracted Driving – Personal Injury Lawyer Cincinnati – Ohio Burg Simpson

 April 23, 2018

Distracted Driving Takes A Toll in Ohio and Kentucky

With the prevalence of smart phones, distracted driving is more of a roadway hazard than ever before. The National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration defines distracted driving as “any activity that diverts attention from driving, including talking or texting on your phone, eating and drinking, talking to people in your vehicle, fiddling with the stereo,… Read more »

Protecting Your Legal Rights

 November 30, 2016

Protecting Your Legal Rights

At Burg Simpson Ohio, we’re dedicated to protecting the rights of those who have been injured by the negligence or bad conduct of others. If you’ve been injured or lost a loved one due to a defective product, dangerous medication or auto accident, you need to make sure your legal rights are protected. Call our… Read more »

Burg Simpson Legal Minute: Generic Drugs vs. Brand Name Drugs

 March 12, 2014

Burg Simpson Legal Minute: Generic Drugs vs. Brand Name Drugs

If you suffer a side effect from your medication, if you’re taking a generic drug, you can’t file a lawsuit for personal injury. Only the name brand drug company has to monitor safety and update warnings. The generic drug companies only have to be the same as the name brand drug company, and therefore they… Read more »

Janet Abaray on the Value of a Degree in English

 December 13, 2013

Janet Abaray on the Value of a Degree in English

Janet Abaray, Burg Simpson Ohio Managing Shareholder, shares how a degree in English Literature has helped her further her success as a trial lawyer. Ms. Abaray is an alumna of the University of Cincinnati where she graduated with a Bachelors of Arts with a Major in English & Comparative Literature.

Depakote / Depakene and Increased Risk of Birth Defects

 April 11, 2013

Depakote / Depakene and Increased Risk of Birth Defects

Anti-seizure medicines have been known to increase the risk of birth defects. Attorney Janet Abaray explains what’s different about Depakote/Depakene. If your child was affected, you may be eligible for compensation. For more information, contact Burg Simpson at 1-800-713-9340.

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