When you visit a massage spa, you are placing your complete trust in the establishment to provide an experienced massage therapist who will help you relax, easing not only physical but also mental tensions. Regrettably, for countless victims across Delaware as well as the entire country, a regular massage session became a harrowing sexual assault experience.
If you've found yourself in this situation, our sexual assault lawyers want to discuss the legal options at your disposal.
Being the victim of sexual assault in a spa can cause unimaginable pain and frustration in victims. The breach of trust, especially when past sessions had transpired without issue, can permanently change victims.
Patients of massage therapists wilfully place themselves in a vulnerable position; however, this does not mean that they should ever expect for this foundational trust to be violated, nor does it justify the actions of the sexual perpetrator. Terribly, these cases of sexual assault and abuse in massage salons and spas have seemingly increased in frequency over the past couple of years.
Bravely, victims across the entire United States have found within them the strength to come forward with their claims. By their sides have been experienced, driven, and compassionate legal defendants prepared to help them achieve justice.
Via a sexual assault lawsuit filed against a massage salon, victims and their families are able to hold responsible the companies which enable the abuse to occur. It can often seem like these horrid abuses can be attributed to a single actor - the therapist. However, with more and more filing legal claims, it has been uncovered that many of these multi-location massage salons were often aware of previous abuse and even then refused to take action. As could have been foreseen, without any kind of punishment sexual assault perpetrators continued abusing patients.
Through legal claims, victims are able to have their voices heard. Additionally, seeking justice via the civil justice system often marks an important step in the recovery process for victims. Lastly, it ensures that the individuals and organizations who committed the crimes are held responsible. In many cases, victims are also awarded financial compensation which is intended to make up not only for the pain experienced but any future medical treatment, including therapy, which can help victims get back to "their old selves."
If you were sexually abused or assaulted during a massage session, get in touch with our team today to learn more about your legal options. Consultations with our experienced sexual assault attorneys are not only completely free, but they are also completely anonymous and without obligation. Get all the answers you seek to the legal questions you have so that you may make such an important life decision with all of the facts at your disposal.