Numerous causes of action available against those who fail to report
A partial list of civil claims that a victim may be able to pursue
The parents of a victim may also be able to pursue a claim
Possible actions available against any referring parties
Class action lawsuits and other options to consider
Criminal actions for failing to comply with the law
A wide array of actions can be pursued against abortion providers and facilitators or any other "family planning service" personnel that fail to comply with mandatory reporting laws.
Contact Life Dynamics at 940-380-8800 if you have questions or need additional information about the prosecution of civil causes of action against a healthcare provider, clinic worker or "family planning service" for failing to report statutory rape and other sexual abuse.
The negligence of the providers is the basis for a variety of civil claims. Whenever a provider has a duty to the victim, then they have liability when they fail to meet that duty.
Principally, the victim may be entitled to various personal injury claims.
Possible Federal Court claims include: Mann Act violations with attendant civil claims, FACE claims for interfering with the child victim, Civil Rights claims of various character, and Interstate Fraud;
Some of the many possible State Court claims include:
Please be aware that this is just a partial list of the possible civil claims that a victim or her parents may have against any healthcare providers, clinic workers, managers, owners or "family planning service" personnel who violate the law and fail to report possible child sexual abuse/statutory rape. Also, please note that many of the above causes of action allow for both actual damage awards and punitive damage awards.
Girls who have been sexually exploited by an adult male may be entitled to damages in cases when a healthcare provider or clinic employee failed to comply with state reporting laws. Victims can obtain additional information on their legal rights by contacting Life Dynamics at 940-380-8000.
The parents of underage victims of statutory rape may have negligence claims of their own as well as claims for medical expenses, psychiatric damages, physical damages and care for their daughter and grandchild if they have been injured.
If you are the parent of a child who has been sexually exploited by an adult, then call Life Dynamics at 940-380-8800 find out about your right to pursue the prosecution of civil causes of action against a healthcare provider, clinic worker or "family planning service" for failing to report this abuse.
Both the underage victims of sexual abuse and their parents may be entitled to seek damages against those who refer these girls to healthcare providers, abortion clinics or "family planning service" groups, especially when there is a failure to report as required by law.
School districts need to be especially cautious because they are responsible for supervising a large number of underage girls. If a school district is in any way associated with a "family planning service" or abortion clinic that provides services to an underage girl without reporting to the state, the district could be brought into any subsequent litigation. (Click here to learn more about school district liabilities.)
Furthermore, in a Bridgeport, Connecticut case, the referring physicians are facing criminal charges for their failure to report. In addition, the perpetrator and his family or employer face the same level of liability for acting in concert with an abortion or birth control provider to commit any of the above violations. If you have questions about pursuing a lawsuit against a referring party in any case that involves a failure to report, then call Life Dynamics at 940-380-8800.
In addition, there are other civil claims that the underage victims or their parents may be entitled to pursue (A) against the adult men who commit statutory rape and sexually abuse underage girls or (B) against those who fail to comply with laws that require reporting to child protective services or law enforcement.
Failure to report all such cases to child protective services or the designated state agency is a violation of one or more laws, a few of which are highlighted below. (Civil liabilities are also likely to be incurred by anyone involved in failing to report these situations.)
Failing to comply with mandatory reporting statutes
Obstruction of justice in concealing the felony of statutory rape
Conspiracy to commit the felony of statutory rape by the provision of birth control to a minor
Fraud in the procurement of distribution of state funds for family planning by failing to comply with state laws for the reporting of child abuse
If you are a clinic worker, then you should be sure to visit www.ClinicWorker.com to learn how to protect yourself from potential legal jeopardy.
If your employer asks you to cover up statutory rape or encourages workers not comply with mandatory reporting laws or asks you to shred documents which contain evidence of criminal conduct, then call Life Dynamics at 940-380-8800 to learn what you can do to protect yourself.
Victims & parents of victims can contact us to learn more about their right to pursue damages. Whistleblowers, if you've been told not to report statutory rape or other abuse, click here. Click here to request a free printed copy of LDI's Special Report on Child Predators.
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