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Emotional Injuries from Sexual Abuse

Posted by Dev Sethi | Apr 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Sexual abuse is a crime of a very personal nature. When an individual becomes the victim of sexual abuse, he or she will suffer from physical injuries as well as significant emotional injuries. It is often the emotional injuries that can leave the longest lasting and most painful scars. The majority of sexual abuse-related physical injuries will be resolved in time, providing the proper treatment is received. Emotional injuries often have a life-long and profound effect on how the victim will be able to live the rest of his or her life.

Depending on the circumstances leading up to the sexual abuse, a victim may experience seemingly irrational fears and anxieties that only he or she truly understands. Victims of sexual abuse often have trouble building personal relationships. Existing relationships can even become hindered due to a lack of trust or inability to engage in any sexual acts without a fear of reliving the painful abuse. Although commonly associated with military service, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is another type of emotional injury regularly seen in victims of sexual abuse.

It is important to have the financial wherewithal to take advantage of treatments designed to address both the physical and emotional pains associated with sexual abuse to increase the chances of a full recovery. The firm works hard to see that sexual abuse victims in and around the Tucson get the aggressive representation that is needed to get results.

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Dev Sethi

Dev Sethi litigates and tries a wide-range of complex injury and death cases throughout Arizona. He has Martindale Hubbell's highest rating, AV, and he is listed in "Best Lawyers." Dev is also recognized as an Arizona Super Lawyer in the area of plaintiff's products liability litigation.Dev has been at the forefront of auto product defect litigation. He played a key role in uncovering the Goodyear Load Range E tire scandal and worked to hold Ford Motor Company responsible for the danger posed by their now notorious 15-passenger vans. Dev is currently representing families in product liability suits against the nation's largest corporations including General Motors, Ford, Pentair Pools and Invacare.


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