Don't Suffer In Silence.
At Janet, Janet & Suggs, LLC, we are advocates for survivors of sexual assault, misconduct, and exploitation, allowing our clients to share their stories and helping to get the justice they deserve.
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You Are Not Alone.
If you or a loved one have been the victim of sexual assault, abuse, harassment or misconduct, you don't have to suffer alone. At JJS, we’ve helped thousands of people just like you to get the justice they deserve. Our team adheres to the strictest standards of confidentiality and will do everything possible to protect your privacy during this difficult time. Don’t give up - talk to JJS and together, we can get justice for you and help protect others.
We Aren’t Afraid To Fight For Our Clients.
At JJS, our attorneys are seasoned trial lawyers - we aren’t intimidated by large institutions or the prospect of a jury trial. Our team features in-house medical experts, including a board-certified OB/GYN and RN, who provide us with the edge necessary to uncover wrongdoing and malpractice, even in cases other prominent firms have missed. As a result, we have repeatedly delivered record-setting verdicts for our clients in courts across the United States, which provide us with the leverage necessary to negotiate record-setting settlements.
We’ve taken on some of the nation’s largest and most prestigious organizations – including the Johns Hopkins Hospital, Penn State University, Mayo Clinic, DuPont, Dow Corning, Baxter Healthcare, Bayer, Wyeth and dozens more – and won. Our firm has recovered more than $1B in verdicts and settlement for victims.
We Deliver Justice
Our proven track record of success includes a “historic” $190M settlement with Johns Hopkins Hospital regarding the sexual harassment and inappropriate conduct of OB/GYN, Dr. Nikita Levy. Dr. Levy was allowed to inappropriately "treat" patients for decades at the world-renowned institution. The settlement secured by JJS is one of the largest sexual abuse cases against a single abuser in U.S. history and helped nearly 8,000 women abused by Dr. Levy get justice.
Our experience advocating for the rights of victims of sexual harassment and assault extends to successful litigation against Penn State University for failing to take action to protect children and students from being sexually abused by football coach and serial molester, Jerry Sandusky.
Most recently, JJS joined forces with Arias, Sanguinetti, Wang & Torrijos, LLP to file the first class action lawsuits against USC on behalf of thousands of female students who were allegedly sexually abused and illicitly photographed by USC OB/GYN, Dr. George Tyndall.
What Is Sexual Assault and Misconduct?
Sexual assault, misconduct, and harassment can take many forms - from inappropriate touching/fondling, improper examinations by a physician and lewd comments/remarks, to improper photography of genitalia, penetration (either with a body part or object) and physical violence. In many cases, these acts are perpetrated by trusted individuals, such as a medical professional or OB/GYN, a supervisor, teacher or other authority figures.
It is important to note that healthcare providers are prohibited from engaging in sexual contact with patients during treatment – and some providers are prohibited from engaging in any form of sexual contact even after treatment has concluded. Regardless of the role or position of the abuser, any type of sexual behavior that makes an individual feel uncomfortable, unsettled or violated may be sexual assault, abuse or harassment.
How Do You Know If You've Been Assaulted?
According to the United States Department of Justice, sexual assault is “any type of sexual contact or behavior that occurs without the explicit consent of the recipient.”
While the criminal definition of sexual assault varies by state and type, the behaviors that constitute it generally fall into one of three categories:
- Penetration Crimes (either of a body part by another body part or of a body part by an object)
- Contact with genitalia, breast, buttocks, or other intimate body parts
- Exposure of genitalia, breast, buttocks or other intimate body parts
Sexual harassment can include sexual assault (such as rape and/or fondling) but it also can include broader offenses such as creating a hostile environment, lewd or obscene jokes/comments, looks and body language that makes an individual feel harassed or uncomfortable.
Think you have a case? Trust JJS to deliver justice. Contact us for a free and strictly confidential consultation.
If You Were Wronged, You Have a Right to Get Justice.
If you or a loved one was a victim of sexual assault, abuse, harassment or violence, we are here for you and want to help you get justice against those responsible. We know it can be difficult to admit to yourself and the ones you love that you were a victim, and we understand the mental and emotional toll caused by these experiences. Our team stands ready to help you through this difficult time, providing counsel and support while we work together to help you get the peace of mind and justice you deserve.