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What to Do if You Have Been Sexually Assaulted by a Doctor in Kansas

No patient anticipates being sexually assaulted or taken advantage of by their doctor – the very person who is licensed to take care of them. Unfortunately, even medical professionals who have sworn an oath to uphold ethical standards are guilty of heinous crimes such as the sexual assault and abuse of patients. If you are a victim of sexual abuse by a…

Kansas Workplace Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment in the workplace can disrupt more than just your ability to do your job. It is an emotionally distressing and harmful crime that can have a wide range of effects on a victim’s life. If you have experienced workplace sexual harassment in Kansas, you may be eligible for financial compensation by filing a claim against the offender as well as…

How Do Rape and Statutory Rape Differ?

Rape and statutory rape are both crimes in Kansas. They are equally severe and can both result in life-changing consequences for a perpetrator, including years in prison. They are different crimes on a legal level, however, that come with different elements of proof. In general, rape means sexual intercourse without consent, while statutory rape is sexual intercourse with a victim who is…

Long-Term Effects of Sexual Abuse 

Sexual abuse is a heinous crime that has consequences for a survivor long after the last incident of abuse. Being sexually abused as a child can have an enormous effect on the child’s physical, emotional and mental well-being. Childhood sexual abuse and assault survivors often need therapy, counseling, medications and other remedies to cope with the crimes that were committed against them….

Types of Abuse at Sleepaway Camps

Sleepaway camps are advertised as places where children can go to learn independence, teamwork and new skills, all while having fun and making new friends. While this is true of many sleepaway and summer camps in Kansas, they are not always safe for children. Sadly, summer camp abuse is a risk that parents may run when they leave their children in the…

Major Issues in the Kansas Foster Care System

The foster care system has major problems in every state. It is largely viewed as a broken system that does not offer safety to victimized children and, in many cases, exposes vulnerable children to even greater harm in the form of sexual abuse. Unfortunately, the number of children currently in the foster care system in Kansas is large and growing at a…

Are Kansas Teachers Allowed to Physically Punish Kids?

As a parent in Kansas, you might assume that you are the only person who can lawfully spank or use force to punish your child. If your child is enrolled in a public school, however, this is not the case. Kansas is one of 19 states that allow corporal punishment in public schools. There are limits and guidelines, however, to what a…

Types of Damages Awarded in Sexual Abuse Cases   

Filing a sexual assault or abuse civil lawsuit is about much more than collecting financial compensation. For a survivor of sexual abuse, coming forward with a case presents the opportunity to speak out against a perpetrator, hold an institution accountable, obtain justice and closure, and finally move forward. However, the financial amount awarded in a successful sexual abuse case can be a…

Why Do Some People Stay Silent About Abuse?

Sexual assault is a highly traumatic experience that affects every survivor differently. The response that someone has to being sexually assaulted or abused can depend on the age of the victim, the severity of the crime, the relationship between the abuser and the abused, the victim’s available support system, and more. Read on to learn why some people stay quiet about sexual…

The 6 Stages of the Civil Lawsuit Process

A civil lawsuit may sound daunting, but it is a well-established legal process that always follows a particular pattern. Understanding the six main stages of a civil lawsuit can help you know what to expect and make it easier for you and your family to go through the legal process in Kansas.  1. Filing the Claim With the Civil Courts The first…

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