News: Michigan State University (MSU) has agreed to pay $500 million in settlements for the victims who were abused at the hands of Dr. Larry Nassar. These terms include a $75 million set aside for those victims who have not yet spoken up.
We are here to help those who have yet to speak and are working with many women who have recently come forward, regardless of the time and location of their abuse by Nassar. We are inspired by the courageous survivors and will support you in obtaining justice.
Contact us now and learn how you may be able to participate in the Michigan State Settlement and pursue legal action against other responsible parties.
You don't need to be silent any longer. Wagstaff Law Firm can help.
Sexual assault happens more times than people want to admit. The amount of victims who suffer in silence is unfathomable. The term sexual assault refers to sexual contact or behavior that occurs without explicit consent of the recipient. The following are considered forms of sexual assault:
- Unwanted fondling or sexual touching
- Indecent exposure, often times this can occur on-line or through text messaging
- Forcing a victim to perform sexual acts, such as oral sex
- Penetration of the victim's body
- Attempted rape or rape
Sexual assault can occur anywhere, but all too many times it happens in academic or sports settings. A healthy and safe school is important and expected. Sexual assault in any form is against the law and should not be tolerated. Around seven out of 10 sexual assaults are committed by someone who is known to the victim.
Sexual assault in academic and sports settings is a common problem that often goes unreported. One in four female undergraduates will experience some form sexual assault while in college. The biggest factors that prevent these attacks from being reported are the fear of being blamed, and distrust in higher authorities.
Wagstaff Law Firm is committed to holding offenders and the organizations which enable them, accountable for their actions. We want to encourage those who have been a victim to come forward and speak to an attorney. Every 98 seconds an American is sexually assaulted.
Partner Aimee Wagstaff was a student athlete in college and understands the pressure of being a woman growing up in competitive sports, while having the added stress of school. Aimee learned from playing sports growing up and in college, how important it is to be a team player and support the women around her to band together for success.
If you or a loved one has suffered from any form of sexual assault, you can fight back, by seeking legal recourse. You will be treated with respect and dignity. At Wagstaff Law Firm, we fight hard for the rights and protection of injury victims of all kinds. We are nationally known for our legal work on behalf of those injured. Our personal injury lawyer at the firm has the legal knowledge, experience and skills to fully represent you in seeking financial compensation for the damages connected with your injuries. Such severe injuries as pain, suffering and emotional trauma for which you deserve to be compensated.
Wagstaff Law Firm is investigating potential claims in regards to Sexual Assault. Please contact us by using the online form or by calling our office at 866-795-9529 so that we may better evaluate your claim.
-Marcia Frederick, individually and behalf of all others similarly situated, v. United States Olympic Committee, USA Gymnastics, Inc., et al.; Case No. 1:18-cv-11299; USDC Massachusetts -Jane L.B. Doe, et al. v. Michigan State University, The Board of Trustees of Michigan State University, Lawrence Gerard Nassar, USA Gymnastics, Inc., United States Olympic Committee, and TwistarsUSA Inc. d/b/a Gedderts' Twistars Gymnastics Club USA, et al.; Case No. 1:18-cv-00987; USDC Western District of MI – Southern Division (representing 22 Plaintiffs) -We represent many other claimants in confidential matters