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Sexual Abuse & Sexual Assault Claims | OHIO State University

Dr. Richard Strauss was a physician at The Ohio State University and, from 1978 to 1998 allegedly sexually abused hundreds of male students. Dr. Strauss committed suicide in 2005, but recent lawsuits have shown that the school’s staff and faculty was aware of the doctor’s sexual misconduct: “’When you’re doing weigh-ins, you’re too hands on, Doc,’ Hellickson told Strauss after wrestlers complained’.” (Russ Helickson was head coach at Ohio State University).

Just as perturbing, the State of Ohio Medical Board “ignored credible evidence in 1996 that an Ohio State University team doctor had been sexually abusing male students through genital exams for years and missed a chance to stop him, the governor and a review panel announced.

Not only are schools expected to protect their students, staff and faculty from sexual predators, they are liable for failing this duty. If you or a loved one has been the victim of Dr. Richard Strauss or anyone at the Ohio State University, you should Contact Us immediately. You can fill out an online contact form or call 504-523-2434 for a FREE Consultation.

Sexual Abuse & Sexual Assault Lawsuits | FREE Consultation

Peiffer Wolf Carr Kane Conway & Wise is a nationally recognized law firm. Our team of attorneys is fully prepared to assist our clients, protect their privacy, and guide them through the whole process in sexual abuses or sexual assaults cases. If you or a loved one has been the victim of sexual abuse or sexual assault, you should Contact Us immediately. You can fill out an online contact form or call 504-523-2434 for a FREE Consultation. Remember: everything you share with your lawyer is confidential.


Yes. Please use our contact form to request a free case evaluation. Tell us your story, and one of our lawyers will respond to tell you if we think we can help.

We work almost all of our cases under contingent fee arrangements. If we take your case under a contingent fee arrangement, you won’t owe our firm any legal fees unless we are able to recover money for you.

Our contingent fee is either based on a percentage of the amount we recover for our client (which generally ranges from one-third of the recovery up to 40%) or the amount of work we perform on your case, multiplied by our current hourly rates. The percentage we will charge in your case depends on the type of case, when your case resolves, and whether you request us to advance litigation costs (including filing fees, postage, expert witness fees, etc.). Generally, the percentage is higher if we are advancing litigation costs and your case does not resolve early.

In most litigation matters, it is extremely difficult – practically impossible – to predict how long or how many hours will it take to resolve a particular case. Every case is different in terms of the complexity. For instance, a simple breach of contract matter is likely to get resolved significantly faster than a complicated lawsuit involving multiple parties, numerous claims, complex issues of law, and extensive discovery. The other parties’ cooperation, the attorneys’ schedules, as well as the number of other cases on the court’s docket are also the factors.