Boy Scouts Abuse Settlement Fund
On February 18, 2020, the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy as a growing number of childhood sexual abuse lawsuits were filed in courts nationwide, alleging that the organization covered up years of credible claims and failed to protect children.
Reports suggest over 90,000 cases of sexual abuse may have occurred among Boy Scouts, dating back to at least the 1940’s. Leaders at the Boy Scouts of America knew about the abuse problems, yet failed to report sexual predators to law enforcement or take actions to stop the continued assault of children.
As more survivors step forward to present claims, the bankruptcy court has established a deadline in November 2020 for claims to be presented against the Boy Scouts of America, which has assets of over $1 billion that may be available to settle sexual abuse claims.
The lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are no longer reviewing new claims against the Boy Scouts of America. However, if you have questions about whether another organization or entity may be held liable for the abuse, request a free case evaluation.
Boy Scouts Bankruptcy Filing Deadline: November 16, 2020
As part of the pending bankruptcy proceedings, the deadline to file Boy Scouts abuse claims was November 16, 2020. Any claim presented after that date may not be eligible to recover from the substantial assets of the organization.
Request a confidential case evaluation with the boy scout abuse lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. to review your rights and determine what legal options may be available.
There are never any costs associated with hiring our law firm, and we only receive attorney fees or expenses if a settlement or recovery is obtained in your case.
You may be eligible for a claim if you were abused by any member/affiliate of the Boy Scouts of America including, but not limited to:
- Scout masters
- Troop leaders
- Assistant troop leaders
- Camp employees/counselors
- Other scout members
Our Message to Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse
You Are Not Alone
If you or a family member were a victim of childhood sexual abuse, know that you are not alone. Let us help you start the healing process and to hold those responsible for the abuse accountable.
Help is Available
It takes a tremendous amount of courage to ask for help. If you are ready, we will be there to help you seek justice and compensation. After your confidential case evaluation, it is your decision whether to hire our lawyers and pursue the claim.
It May Not Be Too Late
Even if your abuse happened many years ago, it may not be too late to take back your life and pursue a claim. Filing a sex abuse lawsuit can hold your abuser accountable and uncover years of wrongdoing.
Allegations Raised in Boy Scout Sex Abuse Lawsuits
The Boy Scouts of America failed to protect individuals from abusive behavior, they can be held legally and financially responsible for:
- Failure to conduct reasonable background checks on employees or volunteers;
- Negligent hiring, training or failure to adequately supervise;
- Failure to conduct reasonable investigation into credible allegations or suspicious behavior;
- Failure to report sexual abuse allegations or properly train employees to report conduct of co-workers;
- Negligent security to prevent criminal abuse by third parties;
No Fees or Expenses Unless You Receive a BSA Settlement
Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. is a nationally known injury law firm that is focused exclusively on representing individuals, we do not represent corporations or insurance companies.
Over the course of more than 40 years, clients of our law firm have collected more than $1 billion in compensation in cases involving product liability, medical malpractice, automobile accidents and other personal injury lawsuits.
All sex abuse cases are being handled on a contingency fee basis, which means that there are never any out-of-pocket costs to hire our lawyers and we receive no fees or expenses unless a recovery is obtained.
Protect your family and find out if you or a loved one may be entitled to a sexual abuse settlement.