Assault Attorney

Assault in a residential treatment center (RTC) commonly occurs due to the negligence of multiple parties. If you or a loved one were assaulted and seriously injured in a residential treatment center, contact the RTC Lawyers today to discuss your legal options for compensation.

Choose the RTC Lawyers to Help You Fight

At The RTC Lawyers, we believe all individuals victimized by the abusive practices of residential treatment centers have the right to seek justice for their damages. We are comprised of two law firms dedicated to ending institutional abuse in RTCs across the country.

  • Fadduol, Cluff, Hardy and Conaway P.C. is a compassionate law firm with more than 35 years of experience successfully representing victims of residential treatment center abuse. We believe in holding greedy corporations accountable for their careless actions, recovering tens of millions of dollars for those abused in negligent RTCs.
  • Claggett & Sykes is a legal team with decades of experience representing victims of institutional abuse. Our attorneys have secured numerous multi-million-dollar verdicts for our clients, including a record-setting $20 million verdict in 2018.

Due to the personal nature of assault, a residential treatment center may try to shift blame solely to the staff who were involved in the action. However, the RTC itself is typically responsible for the actions of its staff and may be liable for the assault as well. The RTC Lawyers has the know-how to pursue any responsible parties to seek rightful compensation on your behalf.

  • We listen to your case, ensuring you are given the respect you deserve. We then devise a comprehensive legal strategy that is specifically catered to your needs.
  • We conduct a thorough investigation of the circumstances around your abuse, including conducting interviews and procuring any documents related to your case.
  • We are not intimidated by large corporations and will not hesitate to take a case to trial if it means you receive the justice and closure you deserve.

Together, we want justice for patients like you who have been victimized by residential treatment center abuse.

Types of Assault in Residential Treatment Centers

Assault can, unfortunately, occur in multiple ways in an RTC – especially in cases of gross negligence:

  • Employees and staff may assault patients under the guise of restraining or otherwise handling them.
  • Patients may assault each other, especially in cases where patients were incorrectly placed with others in dissimilar situations.
  • Patients may harm themselves due to the emotional and mental harm incurred by inadequate staffing and conditions.

Assault is a serious action that can result in serious injury, worsening mental issues, and even death.

Who is Liable in an Assault?

Multiple parties are often liable in assault cases, but more often the center and corporation take primary liability. The companies uphold a duty of care to these vulnerable patients, and if they fail to meet that standard, they may be held liable. This may include infractions such as:

  • Improper training of staff
  • Hiring staff that is severely unqualified
  • Overpopulating RTCs so that potentially violent patients must share space with more docile clients

At the RTC Lawyers, we make sure to pursue those greedy corporations who prioritize profits over patients and hold them accountable for any resultant damages occurring from assaults.

Contact Us Today

If you or a loved one were assaulted in a residential treatment center, contact the RTC Lawyers today for a free consultation. We want to help you seek justice for the abusive practices of the residential treatment center.