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Missed opportunities when derivative claims for sexual abuse aren't considered

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 @ 3:35 PM | By Anna Matas

Both physical and psychological injuries affect survivors of sexual abuse and sexual assault directly. But a survivor may not be the only person who suffers and is harmed as a result of sexual misconduct.

In many cases, the impact of sexual misconduct is felt not only by the survivor, but also by those close to him or her. At the outset of every case, personal injury lawyers must ensure that valid derivative claims of family members or others are not neglected or missed.

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