Connecticut Survivors Have Until Age 48 to Open Lawsuits

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In Connecticut, a sexual abuse survivor has until he or she reaches his 48th birthday to bring a civil lawsuit against the abuser and the institution that protected and aided the abuser.

In 2002, Connecticut passed a law that made the statute of limitations for bringing personal injury claims for sexual assault and sexual exploitation of a minor to 30 years after the minor reaches adulthood. Essentially, in Connecticut a victim of childhood sexual abuse has until age 48 to bring a claim against his or her abuser.

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