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Sexual Abuse & Harassment

Sexual Abuse & Harassment
Northwest Sexual Abuse & Harassment Attorneys

Representing Victims of Sexual Assault, Harassment, Rape, and Child Molestation

According to the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN), someone is sexually assaulted every 73 seconds in the United States. RAINN also estimates that as of 1998, 17.7 million American women and 2.78 million men had endured an attempted or completed rape. Despite these sobering statistics, 5 out of every 1,000 perpetrators will never be sentenced with jail time through the criminal justice system.

Although a criminal conviction can bring some peace for abuse survivors, prosecutors do not always choose to file charges. However, thanks to the #MeToo movement and other widespread calls for sex abuse reforms, society is becoming more aware of this ongoing problem and taking active steps to effectuate change.

In Washington, outside of the criminal justice system, victims of abuse can also seek justice through civil litigation. While filing a civil lawsuit cannot change the past, it is a means for victims and their families to find compensation for the devastating and life-long negative effects of sexual abuse and harassment.

At Cochran Douglas, PLLC, we are committed to helping victims of sexual abuse, sexual harassment, sexual assault, and child molestation by filing a lawsuit on their behalf. Bringing years of legal experience to the table, we can examine your case and help you explore all your legal options.

Regardless of when, how, or where the abuse or harassment occurred, it is unacceptable and never should have happened

At Cochran Douglas, PLLC, we understand just how devastating sexual abuse and harassment can be. It negatively impacts every aspect of your being, and the damage that results is not only physical in nature, but emotional, intellectual, and psychological. Throughout your legal journey, our attorneys will take proactive steps to not only push your case forward, but also to ensure that you have every opportunity to consult with top experts to help you understand the full extent of your injuries, and the resources best suited to help you heal and recover.

Sexual abuse can occur in a variety of forms and be fostered through a number of different power dynamics. Cochran Douglas, PLLC attorneys have a proven track record of holding perpetrators accountable and placing the power back into the hands of the victim. Below is only a sampling of the types of cases in which we have significant experience pursuing:

  • School Sexual Abuse
  • Foster Care Sexual Abuse
  • Group Home Sexual Abuse
  • Coach Sexual Abuse
  • Nursing Home Sexual Abuse
  • Boy Scouts Sexual Abuse
  • Clergy Sexual Abuse
  • Workplace Sexual Abuse & Harassment
Recent Sexual Abuse & Harassment Outcomes

B.B. et al. v. State of Washington

$3.8 million sexual abuse settlement against the State of Washington Department of Social and Health Services for failure to investigate

M.J. v. State of Washington

$3.25 million sexual abuse settlement against the State of Washington stemming from DSHS' failure to investigate allegations of abuse and neglect

J.M. et al. v. State of Washington

$3.1 million sexual abuse settlement against the State of Washington Department of Social and Health Services for a state-dependent child placed with a convicted child rapist

Loren Cochran and Cole Douglas

"Cole and Loren were phenomenal attorneys to have represent me. I couldn’t say one bad thing about them. They helped me on a case that was very personal and hard to deal with, and I honestly couldn’t imagine not having them with me through the process, or going through it with anyone other than them. Not only were they highly professional and successful with my case, they also were caring, and allowed me to feel like I could talk or tell them anything without feeling embarrassed, or that I going be judged. They were always quick to answer any questions that I had, and they always kept me up to date on everything that was going on with my case."

Brittany S.
Vancouver, WA
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