Q: As an adult I was accosted by a doctor multiple times . This happened between 2010 -2017 Have statue of limitation pass
I was accounted by a doctor as an adult on multiple occasions .The years were 2010 thru 2016. I think statute of limitations has passed but I believe that there is a window that has opened for adult survivors to file a claim against the abuser. I can see now that license has been suspended and he has been convicted by the medical board for an inappropriate behavior in 2022 with the exact same things that happened to me .. Any advice if I has reported it when it happened Mabel there would not have been more victims .thank you
A: There is a new California law that extends the time limit to sue allowing us to bring cases such as your. Consult with experienced attorneys in the state where this occurred.
For Sexual Assaults that occurred between January 1, 2009, and January 1, 2019, the Sexual Abuse and Cover-Up Accountability Act, otherwise known as California Assembly Bill 2777, went into effect on January 1, 2023. There is now a three-year “lookback window” permitting survivors to file civil claims for sexual assault beginning on January 1, 2023 and ending on December 31, 2026.
As a result, your claims are timely.
A: You should contact a law office that handles these type of cases. We sit down with clients who didn't think they had a case yet after going over all the facts we found some viable ways to proceed. Until you do that you will never know. It's worth your time to sit down with an experienced attorney to see what your options are. Don't wait - do it today or as soon as you can because you never know when your options might expire. Good luck to you!
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