Sauder Schelkopf currently represents survivors who have been sexually assaulted by clergy in the Catholic Dioceses in Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court released a grand jury report on sex abuse in the Catholic Church, listing more than 300 accused clergy and detailing a “systematic” coverup effort by church leaders over 70 years. The report identified more than 1,000 child victims. The investigation is the most comprehensive yet on Catholic Church sex abuse in the United States. The report covered eight of Pennsylvania’s dioceses — Harrisburg, Pittsburgh, Allentown, Scranton, Erie, and Greensburg.
View the grand jury report here.
Sauder Schelkopf currently represents survivors of clergy sexual abuse in dioceses throughout the country. We have numerous class action lawsuits pending throughout the country on behalf of victims of sexual abuse including:
- Sauder Schelkopf, and co-counsel, recently reached a $215 million settlement on behalf of female patients of Dr. George Tyndall, a gynecologist at the University of Southern California accused of sexually assaulting students since the 1990s.
- Male students and student-athletes who were sexually assaulted by The Ohio State University team doctor Richard Strauss.
- Female patients of gynecologist Dr. Patrick Sutton of Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena, California accused of inappropriate sexual conduct and comments during examinations and deliveries.
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If you or a loved one has been sexually assaulted by an official of the Catholic Church in the Catholic Dioceses in Pennsylvania, contact the sexual assault lawyers at Sauder Schelkopf by filling out the form on this page.