How To Approach Teacher Misconduct And Sexual Abuse

Teachers are entrusted with the duty to nurture and cultivate young minds. The overwhelming majority of educators work hard to impart their knowledge to prepare young people for their future.

Unfortunately, some teachers fail in these duties altogether and abuse this trust. In the most shocking cases, teachers or others working in a school setting sexually abuse the children in their care. Many of these cases receive substantial local or even national attention. Other cases of abuse or misconduct, while perhaps less public, can lead to lifelong emotional and physical scars.

If your child has been injured by teacher misconduct or sexual abuse, a lawyer can be an invaluable ally in helping your child work through and move forward from this difficult time.

At Arye, Lustig & Sassower, P.C., we fight to preserve and protect the rights of people who have suffered unimaginable harm at the hands of others. Our attorneys represent children and families across New York City and beyond.

Compassionate Representation For Victims Of School Misconduct

Any time a child has been abused by someone in a position of power, the lawyer must proceed with all due care and caution. We will work tirelessly to make the legal process as easy for your child as possible. Our team of attorneys is led by Carl Lustig and Mitchell Sassower, each of whom brings more than three decades of experience to injury litigation.

There are many intricate legal issues involved in these types of cases. If your child was harmed by a public school teacher or employee, municipal liability issues may impact your case. Our lawyers fully understand the legal procedures in order to give your child the best chance to recover all available compensation.

Experienced Legal Help For Sexual Abuse Cases

Call us locally at 212.732.4992, call us toll free at 800.340.4992 or complete our contact form to schedule a free, confidential initial consultation. We accept all injury claims on a no-recovery, no-fee basis.

Case Results

Since 1965, we’ve recovered over $1 BILLION on behalf of our clients. read more
  • $2.1 million settlement

    for 33-year old electrician who fell from ladder while attempting to fit heavy cable into crown box when cable sprung back and struck him, causing him to suffer left shoulder injury with impingement.

  • $1.6 million settlement

    for 38-year old electrician who slipped and fell on debris on stairway with resulting cervical herniated disc and aggravation of pre-existing arthritic changes.

  • $2.55 million settlement

    for 42-year old electrician who fell into an uncovered, unprotected hole and suffered a severe low back injury with herniated disc(s) that required surgery at L4-5 and L5-S1 levels.

  • $1.75 million settlement

    for 26-year old construction worker who fell through opening in roof and fractured his wrist, requiring surgery with open reduction and internal fixation, external fixation device, and eventual fusion.

  • $2.5 million settlement

    for 38-year old female electrician (with history of prior neck injury) who tripped on uneven Masonite protective floor covering, and suffered neck injury with herniated discs requiring cervical fusion.

  • $1.2 million settlement

    during trial for 40-year old sheet metal worker who was struck in the neck and shoulder by an air conditioning unit and suffered herniated cervical discs and cervical radiculopathy.