Military Sexual Trauma Attorneys in California
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Defending Victims of Military Sexual Trauma
Her Lawyer stands for victims of military sexual trauma (MST) and can assist you in winning your sexual trauma case. An attorney can help prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt and trauma associated with MST. Get your free consultation with one of our Military Sexual Trauma Attorneys in California! Female attorneys are available at your request.
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What is Military Sexual Trauma?
Military Sexual Trauma, also referred to as MST, is when a service member of any sex or gender is involved in any form of sexual activity without their consent.
Possible Symptoms from Military Sexual Trauma
Possible effects of military sexual trauma include but are not limited to physical and mental issues. Physical health issues can include but are not limited to chronic pain, sexual difficulties, weight issues, eating problems, or gastrointestinal issues. Mental issues can include but are not limited to difficulty concentrating, attention, or short-term memory.
Can Veterans Receive Compensation for MST?
Veterans can apply for compensation through disability for health conditions relating to military sexual trauma.
In order to have a viable claim to compensation, service members must prove
- A current diagnosis of MST
- Disease or injury caused by MST
- Supporting evidence that the trauma occurred
Evidence to help prove MST may include
- Pregnancy tests
- Sexually Transmitted Disease Tests
- Witness testimonies
- Evidence of behavior from the defendant
Perpetrators of sexual assault are at risk of
- Federal conviction
- Dishonorable discharge
- An extended period of confinement
- Mandatory sex offender registration
What is a Military Sexual Trauma Rating?
A military sexual trauma rating measures occupational and social impairment caused by the trauma. Veterans can receive an MST rating of 0%, 10%, 30%, 50%, 70%, or 100% from the VA.
How Can a Military Sexual Trauma Attorney Help Me?
An experienced military sexual trauma attorney will defend your legal rights, helping to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that sexual assault was committed and seek the maximum compensation for your injuries. One of our lawyers will help you receive disability benefits, as well as appeal a denied claim. Lastly, an attorney may help you increase your MST rating from the VA, and help prove that you suffer from PTSD as a result of MST.
FAQS about Military Sexual Trauma Attorneys in California
How common is military sexual trauma?
Sexual trauma occurs to about 1 in 5 women and 1 in 100 men in the military.
What Crisis Lines or 24-Hour services are available for service members who have experienced MST?
Crisis Hotlines or 24-hour services that are available to victims of military sexual trauma are:
- Veterans Crisis Line: 800-273-8255 (Press 1)
- DoD Safe Helpline: 877-995-5247
- National Sexual Assault Hotline: 800-656-4619
How can I get a 100% military sexual trauma rating?
To receive a 100% MST rating, you must be deemed entirely socially and occupationally impaired. 13.1% of veterans who have claimed disability for MST have received a 100% rating.
Military Sexual Trauma – Attorney Principles
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We understand the trauma that you have undergone as a survivor. At Her Lawyer, we are always on your side ensuring that you feel comfortable along every step of your case.
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