Sexual assault and abuse cases are unfortunately common in Michigan and can have lasting emotional and mental effects on survivors. In early 2020 the University of Michigan issued an apology for all those affected by a deceased physician accused of assaulting student patients as far back as the 1970s. If you or someone you know is a victim of sexual assault and would like to pursue legal action against the perpetrator, contact our law office.
At Cochran, Kroll & Associates, P.C., we can provide legal advice on filing a civil claim or a criminal lawsuit, depending on the nature of your case.
Victims of sexual abuse may want to file a civil claim where they seek compensation for their trauma, or they may decide to pursue criminal charges. Family members of a victim of assault, physical harm, battery, or sexual abuse can also file a civil claim in some cases.
In a civil suit, the victim may seek damages for the following:
In a criminal case, the perpetrator is charged by the state of Michigan, and if they are found guilty, they may be given what the judge deems a suitable punishment such as:
Our knowledgeable Sexual Abuse & Assault Injury Lawyers in Canton can break down the different ways your case might move forward. Senior partner Eileen Kroll is also a registered nurse with decades of experience handling personal injury cases and providing compassionate service to clients.
If you reside in Canton, Flint, or other areas near Detroit, Michigan, contact the team of seasoned personal injury attorneys at Cochran, Kroll & Associates, P.C. to learn more about how you can move your case forward. Call our law firm at 866-MICH-LAW or complete our online contact form to schedule your confidential, free consultation.
A young couple from Monroe, Michigan, was awarded a $15.8 million verdict as the result of their baby son, Jason, being inflicted with Cerebral Palsy as the result of an error during the final stages of a labor.
Oakland County, Michigan
While in the hospital a mother of three was not properly treated for a closed-head injury causing her untimely death.
A Livonia pedestrian recovered $1.4 million when he was struck by a commercial van resulting in a traumatic brain injury in Redford, Michigan.
Wayne County, Michigan
Patient suffered cardiac arrest and brain damage when a hospital failed to recognize internal bleeding and treatment was delayed for more than 14 hours.
Tuscola County, Michigan
A Tuscola County jury awarded $3.3 million to a severely brain injured motorist as the result of a defective Michigan highway.
A seventeen-year-old construction worker suffered a traumatic brain injury resulting from a fall in Flint, Michigan, and was awarded $1.25 million.
Wayne County, Michigan
Middle-aged woman suffered severe disfiguring facial burns from a simple surgical procedure.
Child developed cerebral palsy with developmental delays due to lack of oxygen and brain injury during labor and delivery.
A Westland construction worker recovered $1.5 million after sustaining a traumatic brain injury while on a construction site in Detroit, Michigan.
A Marlette, Michigan, family reached a $1.3 million settlement in the traffic death of their 5-year-old son when they were struck by a semi truck.
The misdiagnosis of breast cancer resulted in a Redford, Michigan, woman recovering $225,000.
A construction worker redeemed his worker’s compensation case for $125,000 in Detroit, Michigan.
A paraplegic woman from Monroe, Michigan, recovered Michigan no-fault benefits including the purchase of a new home and attendant care in excess of $400,000.
Brighton, Michigan; Detroit, Michigan
A Brighton family recovered $1.3 million and a Detroit family recovered $900,000 as the result of birth injuries and medical malpractice to their children.
Bay City, Michigan
A Bay City grandmother was awarded $80,000 following an auto accident resulting in a broken leg.