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Sexual Abuse of Special Needs Children

Compassionate San Francisco Child Sexual Abuse Attorney

Sexual abuse of a special needs child is criminal and unjust. Under no circumstances, should such a crime go unreported or unaddressed if possible. If your child has been sexually abused or if you suspect that your child has been sexually abused, then speak immediately with our San Francisco child sexual abuse lawyers.

Matiasic & Johnson LLP has helped past clients achieve multi-million-dollar settlements after an act of severe injustice and negligence has been committed. We stop at nothing to make certain that your family's rights are safeguarded from additional harm and pain.

Signs of Sexual Abuse: Recognizing Your Child's Cry for Help

For various reasons, studies have proven that children with disabilities are at higher risk for sexual abuse than their non-disabled counterparts. This alarming statistic can become a frightening reality for any parent raising a special needs child. Because children who are mentally impaired cannot recognize that they are being abused and because developmentally stunted children cannot adequately convey that they are being sexually abused, parents need to be aware of other forms of communication. If your child was mistreated, he or she may begin to display symptoms of sexual abuse.

Symptoms of sexual abuse may include:

  • Depression
  • Lacking social skills
  • Exhibiting low self-esteem
  • Recurring nightmares
  • Wishing to skip school
  • Displaying disruptive behavior or actions
  • Displaying behaviors that are promiscuous or sexual
  • Showing a sudden decline in performance at school
  • Unusual and inappropriate interest in sexual behaviors
  • Avoiding undressing or being uncomfortable undressing
  • Regressive behaviors, including bed-wetting, fears, or thumb-sucking

If your child has displayed any of the symptoms mentioned above, do not wait until the situation worsens to take action. It can be a daunting task to come to terms with the fact that your child has been mistreated in any way. Do not let these behaviors escalate before finding ways to address them. We can help you address your concerns and understand your legal options.

We are not afraid to take a stand for your child. Call now.

We can offer you, your child, and your family the support and legal intervention that you deserve. Let us help you take action against a sexual predator who has abused your special needs child. Children with disabilities are some of society's most vulnerable yet beloved members, and they deserve the highest degree of protection.

Call our firm today to discuss your case during a free consultation. We can represent your rights and your child's story fervently and tirelessly in a court of law.

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