Catholic Church Sexual Abuse Cases

January 8, 2019 Announcements and Law Updates

Victims who have been sexually abused by priests and leaders of the Catholic Church should consider their legal options for receiving the compensation and closure they deserve. Mansfield Melancon Cranmer & Dick has the experience and compassion to handle these cases and fight for justice.

About the Cases

In the 1990s, the public became aware of widespread cover-ups of the sexual abuse of children by Catholic clergy members throughout the U.S., Canada, Australia, and Ireland. A 2002 Boston Globe report revealed how pervasive this issue was in the U.S. A 2018 grand jury report in Pennsylvania contained the names of more than 300 priests who were credibly accused of abusing of more than 1,000 victims. In the months since that report was published, more than 50 U.S. dioceses, including the Archdiocese of New Orleans, have released lists of clergy members who have been credibly accused.

Catholic Church Sexual Abuse Cases in Louisiana

In November 2018, the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New Orleans released the names of 59 clergy members who have been credibly accused of abuse since 1950. All of these individuals have since died or been removed from the clergy. Their names were made public and released to the New Orleans district attorney.

How We Can Help

Individuals who have been abused by members of the clergy can trust the team at Mansfield Melancon to help them seek the retribution they deserve. We have experience with navigating the complex legal system in Louisiana regarding Catholic Church sexual abuse matters.

Contact Mansfield Melancon

The attorneys of Mansfield Melancon serve clients across Louisiana, and we can help you determine if you have a case against a specific diocese and advocate on your behalf. Throughout your case, you will be in direct contact with our lawyers, and they will keep you informed about your case’s progress while answering any questions you may have. To preview the quality of our work, browse testimonials from dozens of our satisfied clients. To schedule a confidential consultation, call our New Orleans location at  888-601-0127 or contact us online.