LLF Attorney Kristi Schubert – Look-Back Window for Childhood Survivors of Sexual Abuse

Lamothe Law Firm attorney Kristi Schubert was interviewed by WDSU-TV regarding recent Louisiana legislation seeking to extend the look-back window for childhood sexual abuse survivor claims.

Prior to the 2021 legislation, children who were sexually abused had to file a civil lawsuit against their perpetrators by the age of 28. The average age for survivors coming forward for childhood sexual abuse is 50 to 70 years old. The three year look-back window allowed adult survivors three years in which to file their claims, no matter how long ago the abuse occurred. The original deadline for the look-back window was June 14, 2024. The pending legislation seeks to change that deadline to June 14, 2027.

Survivors’ claims have been held-up due to awaiting a ruling from the Louisiana Supreme Court regarding the constitutionality of the original legislation for the look-back window.

Our attorney Kristi Schubert says, “I think anybody who doesn’t believe the Catholic Church has enabled and shielded pedophiles isn’t paying attention. This extension is absolutely necessary to bring justice to survivors and to prevent future child abuse.”

See the article by Aubry Killion, Louisiana Lawmaker Files Legislation after Child Sex Abuse Victims Fear Claims Could Unravel, and the WDSU news clip.

Frank Lamothe, Kristi Schubert and Julien Lamothe have won numerous verdicts and negotiated life-changing settlements representing their clients in claims of sexual abuse. Please contact Lamothe Law Firm as soon as possible to talk about your possible claim.

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