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How Long Do I Have to Sue for Sexual Abuse at Kedren Community Health Center?


Did you surfer sexual abuse at the Kedren Community Health Center in the South Los Angeles area? If so, you could have the right to file a lawsuit and potentially recover compensation. If you are interested in exploring your legal options, specifically, in figuring out how long you have to pursue your claim, contact the experts here at our law firm as soon as possible.

Here at the Downtown L.A. Law Group, our lawyers have many years of experience handling all sorts of claims, including sexual abuse claims. We are not afraid to take on health centers, hospitals, etc. to fight for the rights of our clients and secure the highest settlement available for the harm that you or a loved one suffered. If you are ready to discuss your right to sue with the experts here at our firm, contact us immediately.

About the Kedren Community Health Center

The Kedren Community Health Center was founded in 1965 by Dr. James L. Jones, MD. The health center was opened in response to the Watts Riots of 1965. More specifically, Jones and the doctors working by his side wanted to address the issues that the community thought ultimately caused the riots. They thought that the most effective approach would be to provide services to the youngest members of the community – the children – who were mostly unaffected by the problems leading up to the riots. Over time, the health center started offering these health services to entire families, not just the kids. These services included mental health services and child development services. Later, the health center started offering different services, including job training, employment services, childcare, and food services meant to better the community.

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Sexual Abuse at the Kedren Community Health Center

Unfortunately, sexual abuse is very common at health centers and community centers. In general, sexual abuse incidents can be attributed to quite a few factors, including negligent hiring, negligent supervision, a lack of security, etc. Unfortunately, those with some sort of power, including doctors and other staff at these centers often take advantage of their position to sexually abuse those who visit the center for services, who are typically among the most vulnerable people in the community.

Yes – You Have the Right to Sue

If you suffered any sort of sexual abuse at the Kedren Community Health Center, you could have the right to file a lawsuit. Whether the abuse consisted of rape, attempted rape, fondling, inappropriate touching, groping, etc., you could sue for the harm that you suffered – physical harm, mental harm, and emotional harm.


If you were sexually abused and are thinking about filing a lawsuit, you might have some of the following questions:

  • Is my sexual abuse claim against the Kedren Community Health Center subject to a statute of limitations?
  • How long do I have to file my sexual abuse lawsuit?
  • Can I still file a lawsuit?

Your claim is subject to a statute of limitations. The specific statute of limitations that applies to your claim will vary based on the details surrounding the incident – one of the most important being your age at the time of the abuse.

How Long Do I Have to Sue?

It is essential that you have a thorough understanding of the time that you have to file your lawsuit. Failing to do so, and ultimately failing to file your claim on time, can lead to losing your right to sue entirely. In other words, if you do not file your claim on time, then you will not have the right to sue for the harm that you suffered. How long do I have to file my sexual abuse claim? Consider the points below:

  • Your sexual abuse occurred as an adult. Given that the sexual abuse you suffered occurred when you were already an adult (18 or older), then your claim will be subject to a 10-year statute of limitations. In other words, you will have 10-years to file your claim.
  • Your sexual abuse occurred as a child. Give that the sexual abuse you suffered occurred when you were still underage, your claim will be subject to a 22-year statute of limitations (22 years after becoming an adult) or until the age of 40. In addition, a 5-year deadline from the date of discovery also applies.

For more information about the total length of time that you have to file your Kedren Community Health Center sexual abuse lawsuit, do not hesitate to contact the experts here at our law firm immediately. Our lawyers are ready to provide you with absolutely all the information that you need to file your sexual abuse claim on time.

How Long is the Settlement Process?

This is also a very common question. Once you file your claim, you will need to wait for a settlement. In general, the settlement process can take as little as 6 to 8 months. Here at our law firm, we are committed to settling all cases within this timeframe. However, settling claims within this timeframe isn’t always possible. Some claims are complex and can take much longer to settle. In general, all claims can be settled in under 2 years. Unfortunately, under some circumstances, the settlement process can take longer than 2 years. When you allow the experts here at our law firm to handle your claim, you can trust that our lawyers will always work aggressively to secure your settlement within a reasonable timeframe. Our lawyers will always keep you informed throughout the settlement process to ensure that you are never left in the dark and that you always know exactly how much longer to expect to wait for your settlement.

What is the Average Settlement Value for Sexual Abuse Cases?

Sexual abuse cases are generally high-value cases. Depending on the details surrounding each claim, claim values can range anywhere from $500,000 to $1 million and even higher. If your lawsuit is successful, you could be entitled to monetary compensation. For more information about the potential value of your claim, contact the experts here at our law firm today.

Contact the Downtown L.A. Law Group Today

If you suffered sexual abuse at the Kedren Community Health Center and have questions about the time that you have to file your lawsuit, contact us immediately. Here at the Downtown L.A. Law Group, our lawyers are more than ready to provide you with the guidance that you need to take on your claim. We have decades of experience handling all sorts of sexual abuse claims. We are ready to go above it all to fight for your rights and get you the compensation that you are owed. If you are ready to speak with our lawyers, contact us today.

We are very proud to offer free legal services, which include free consultations and free second opinions. During these free legal services, out experts will be available to answer all of your questions and address absolutely all of your concerns. Whether you are looking to begin your claim or continue your claim after starting it elsewhere, you can trust that our lawyers are ready to guide you every step of the way until securing the highest settlement available for your claim. To benefit from these free legal services, contact the experts here at our law firm today.

We offer a Zero-Fee guarantee, meaning that our clients will never be required to pay any upfront legal costs for any of our legal services. In addition, we work on a strict contingency structure; therefore, our clients will not be required to pay anything until after winning their claims. If you do not win, you will not pay anything – as simple as that.

If you are ready to explore your legal options and speak with the lawyers here at our law firm, contact us today. Our experts are ready to guide you every step of the way.


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