Deadline Alert: Maryland Catholic Church Sexual Abuse Survivors Must File Their Claims Against the Baltimore Archdiocese by May 31st.

BALTIMORE, May 20, 2024 ~ In the wake of years of accusations and allegations, The Yost Legal Group has announced that they will be filing over 100 claims of child sexual abuse against the Archdiocese of Baltimore in the next two weeks. This move comes after numerous reports and claims that thousands of children were subjected to sexual abuse by clergy, seminarians, deacons, and employees of the Archdiocese.

The announcement comes at a crucial time as survivors of child molestation and sexual abuse by the Catholic church in Maryland have until Friday, May 31st to come forward and seek justice. This deadline was set when the new Child Victims Act was passed in Maryland in October 2023. The act allows anyone who was abused as a child to come forward and file a claim, regardless of how long ago the abuse occurred. This means that even if the abuse happened over fifty years ago, survivors now have the opportunity to seek justice against their abusers.

However, shortly after the passing of this act, the Archdiocese of Baltimore filed for bankruptcy. This strategic move put a time limit on when survivors could come forward to file a claim for church sexual abuse in Maryland. As a result, anyone who does not come forward by Friday, May 31st will lose their right to file a claim.

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Tom Yost from The Yost Legal Group has stated that they have been receiving numerous calls from survivors who were previously hesitant to come forward and file a claim against the Archdiocese. Many have kept their abuse a secret for their entire lives but now feel empowered to hold the church accountable and bring about change so that future generations do not suffer from similar abuses.

Survivors and their families are encouraged to reach out for a free and confidential consultation with The Yost Legal Group. They will listen, offer guidance, and explain how they will proceed with filing a claim. For those unsure if they qualify to file a claim for child sexual abuse that occurred at a Maryland church, catholic school, church camp, or other church-run program by the Archdiocese of Baltimore, they can learn more by contacting The Yost Legal Group.

It is important for survivors to know that they can file a claim against the Archdiocese of Baltimore for sexual abuse in complete confidence. The current process allows survivors to remain anonymous, with no public record of them bringing a claim. According to Yost, "The claim and compensation process is not public. The claimants we represent will never have to speak publicly about their abuse to hold the church accountable."

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With time running out to file a claim, The Yost Legal Group urges all survivors to take this step towards regaining their power and starting the healing process. A spokesperson for the firm added, "Your voice matters, and we are here to amplify it."

The Yost Legal Group has been advocating for the rights of the injured and vulnerable in Baltimore for over 35 years. With a proven track record of success, they are well-equipped to handle even the most challenging cases. Survivors who wish to learn more about how The Yost Legal Group can help or schedule a free consultation can contact them via phone or email.

Together with The Yost Legal Group, we can fight for the justice and support that survivors of sexual abuse deserve. Time is running out, so it is crucial for all survivors to come forward before Friday, May 31st and take this important step towards seeking justice.
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