Abuse/Assault Injury Attorney
Abuse and Assault Injuries
The researchers at the Women’s Foundation of Oregon used data from the CDC to arrive at a startling conclusion that a little more than half of Oregon’s female population has suffered from sexual or domestic violence. Sexual abuse by trusted individuals, such as family members, clergy, coaches, teachers, physicians, instructors, or individuals in a position of power over others, causes physical and lifelong emotional pain to the violated victim. Many of the sexual abuse victims we have represented at our law firm required long periods of psychiatric therapy and inpatient hospitalization to help them with the emotional scars that were left after the abuse.
With over 100 years of experience, the Oregon sexual abuse lawyers of Dwyer Williams Cherkoss have successfully handled sexual abuse, forced sexual acts, and unlawful sexual contact cases with an unparalleled track record of success. Our results have not only secured emotional closure and financial security for our clients, but they have set vital precedents for countless sexual abuse cases all over Oregon.
Sexual assault is an act of violence and a crime. More specifically, it can be described as any form of undesired sexual behavior. According to RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network), approximately 433,648 sexual assaults occur each year in the United States. If you or a loved one were a victim of sexual assault here in the state of Oregon, Dwyer Williams Cherkoss Attorneys, PC can help.
Our team of sexual assault attorneys comes with many years of experience. We are trauma-informed advocates who work closely with victims of sexual assault to ensure that all of the proper legal options are assessed and pursued after a sexual assault incident.
Elder Abuse Injuries
The attorneys at Dwyer Williams Cherkoss Attorneys, PC understand the devastating emotional impact of nursing home abuse and neglect. The increasing use of nursing home facilities in our state, which correlates to Oregon’s increasingly older average population, means a growing number of abuse and neglect incidents in Oregon nursing homes. The sad but simple truth is that nursing home residents are vulnerable to abuse and neglect. Despite this fact, every year thousands of Oregon residents entrust their family members and other loved ones to the continuing care of nursing facilities. This is especially true when their loved ones require medical staff to be on call around-the-clock.
Many of our most vulnerable loved ones are subject to gross neglect as well as physical, financial, or emotional abuse in long-term care facilities. The elderly are a particularly at-risk segment of the population because a disproportionate number of them have difficulty understanding or communicating that they are being victimized. Additionally, if nursing home residents are being physically or sexually abused by nursing home staff members, then they may be afraid that disclosing the abuse will lead to retribution by the staff.
At Dwyer Williams Cherkoss Attorneys, PC, we offer compassionate and experienced representation to nursing home abuse victims and to the victims of neglect in long-term care facilities throughout the State of Oregon. If someone you love has been victimized in a nursing home, convalescent hospital, or other elder long-term care facility, we will answer your questions and offer you counsel built on 75 years of collective litigation experience.
Our Results Improve the Legal Landscape for Abuse Victims in Oregon
"For over 52 years I have been protecting the financial future of personal injury victim's in Oregon by fighting for maximum compensation in every case." - Roy Dwyer