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Dr. Fabio Ortega was a prominent OB/GYN at NorthShore University Health System in Chicago, treating thousands of women for decades. In 2021, Dr. Fabio pleaded guilty to criminal sexual abuse of two former patients. Dr. Ortega had been sexually assaulting and abusing female patients for years. Our sex abuse lawyers blame Dr. Ortega… and NorthShore Health System, as we explain below.

A growing number of Dr. Ortega’s former patients are now coming forward and filing sexual abuse lawsuits against the doctor and against NorthShore Health System (now called Endeavor Health).

If you are a victim of Dr. Ortega, we can help.  Call us today at 800-553-8082 or contact us online.

This page is about settlement amounts in sex abuse civil lawsuits. We look at jury awards and settlement compensation in other sex abuse lawsuits, including 2022-2024 verdicts and reported settlements.  Our sex abuse lawyers handle these cases in all 50 states.


Sex Abuse Lawsuit News and Updates

Before we get into the details of sex abuse settlements, let’s start with some of the latest news that impacts victims:

In recent years, rideshare companies Uber and Lyft have replaced taxicabs in most of the country, and millions of people have used these companies for rides.

Uber has been facing a growing number of allegations and civil lawsuits from rideshare passengers alleging that Uber drivers sexually assaulted them. The lawsuits against Uber allege that the company should be held liable for these sexual assaults because it negligently failed to screen its drivers properly.

Recently, a growing number of sexual assault lawsuits with similar allegations have been filed against Uber across the country. These cases were recently consolidated into an Uber new class action lawsuit (In re: Uber Technologies Inc., Passenger Sexual Assault Litigation – MDL No. 3084).  This new MDL has over 200 plaintiffs and is expected to grow to thousands.

Victims of sexual abuse or sexual assault can file civil lawsuits against their abuser and other third parties, such as schools, churches, etc. Our sex abuse lawyers help victims get financial compensation by filing civil lawsuits against parties who negligently allowed the abuse to occur or failed to prevent it.

In this post, we will discuss the process of filing a civil lawsuit for sexual abuse in Tennessee. We will look at the relevant laws regarding sex abuse and the average settlement value of these cases.

Victims of sexual abuse or sexual assault are bringing civil lawsuits in California and getting significant settlements. Thanks to new changes in California law, it is now much easier for sex abuse victims to access the civil courts.

In this post, we will examine the process and laws related to sex abuse lawsuits in California. We will also examine the average settlement amounts of these cases and provide examples of settlements and jury payouts.

If you have a sex abuse case in California, contact us today.

If you were the victim of sexual abuse or assault, either as a child or an adult, you have the right to bring a civil lawsuit against both your abuser and any school, company, or organization that might be liable for the abuse.

In this post, we will take a look at sex abuse lawsuits in Connecticut. We will look at the law in Connecticut relevant to sex abuse cases, such as the statute of limitations.

We will also discuss the potential settlement amount that victims see in these cases. If you have a Connecticut sex abuse lawsuit you may want to bring, contact us today for a free consultation at 800-553-8082.

Anyone who was the victim of sexual abuse at school can file a civil lawsuit against the school and get compensation. You can sue the school for failing to prevent the sexual abuse, even for incidents that happened decades ago. Any form or level of unwanted sexual touching can form the basis for a sexual abuse lawsuit.

This post will look at sexual abuse lawsuits filed against schools. These school sex abuse lawsuits can be brought by current or former students who were the victims of sexual abuse committed by a teacher or another student at school. Successful plaintiffs can get significant financial compensation.


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Under Oregon law, anyone who has been the victim of sexual abuse or assault can file a civil lawsuit against not just the person who abused them but also against churches, schools, or other third parties who negligently enabled the abuse to happen. This post will look at the basic elements of a sex abuse lawsuit in Oregon. We will also analyze the potential settlement value of Oregon sex abuse lawsuits.

How is Sexual Abuse Defined in Oregon?

Sexual abuse and sexual assault are defined in Oregon as any deliberate or intentional sexual touching or contact without the other individual’s consent, motivated by sexual gratification, arousal, or humiliation. In the context of a civil lawsuit, sex abuse or assault is often referred to as “sexual battery.”

Victims of sexual abuse or sexual assault can file civil lawsuits against their abuser and other third parties, such as schools, churches, etc. Our sex abuse lawyers help victims get financial compensation by filing civil lawsuits against parties who negligently allowed the abuse to occur or failed to prevent it.

In this post, we will discuss the process of filing a civil lawsuit for sexual abuse in North Carolina. We will look at the relevant laws regarding sex abuse and the average settlement value of these cases.

This page examines civil lawsuits involving sexual abuse of juvenile inmates at the Charles H. Hickey School (referred to as the “Hickey School”), a juvenile detention facility in Maryland. During its decades of operation, numerous child detainees at the Hickey School may have experienced sexual abuse perpetrated by staff members.

A recent Maryland law now empowers these victims to step forward and pursue civil lawsuits against the state to seek financial compensation. Our lawyers are handling these claims.  If you have a potential sex abuse lawsuit against the Hickey School, call our Baltimore-based sex abuse lawyers today at 800-553-8082 or get a free online consultation. Our attorneys will fight to get you the overdue compensation that you deserve.

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