Growing up I was a ward of the state and endured years of mental, physical & sexual abuse. It was investigated by SS and I was still left in the home/homes. I had NO immunizations records so I had to get them all over again in college. I was literally shot at numerous times, with a gun put in my mouth being threatened. The list goes on. Can I sue the state for abuse, neglect and abandonment?
If you were sexually abused, you ought to file a police report and get the matter fully investigated.
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Unlikely that there are statutory time limits that do not bar most if not all of these actions in addition to governmental immunity hurdles as well. Confirm with local counsel.
I am sorry that the answers you received so far are lacking in substance. On problem with this web page is lawyers score points for answering promptly. Lawyers from out of hte area and not licensed in MO frequently supply answers that are for all intents and purposes worthless.
I am licensed in MO and IL. To get you a valid answer much more info is needed. One needs to know when the abuse ended, how old you are and what state agencies were notified. You should call an attorney licensed in MO to give that info and get an analysis. Most lawyers give the analysis free.
The information supplied is not to be considered legal advice. I am licensed to practice law in Illinois and in Missouri.
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