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Sexual Abuse Case: University of Michigan

The University of Michigan Settles for $490 Million Dollars

The University of Michigan recently announced a $490 million settlement for thousands of student-athlete victims that were abused by the former school and athletic team doctor, Robert E. Anderson, between the years of 1966 to 2003. Van Wey, Metzler, & Williams is currently investigating cases against the University of Michigan for the decades-long documented sexual abuse by the now deceased and former director of University Health and Services and athletic team physician, Robert. E. Anderson.

This settlement represents the latest in a pattern of high-profile universities that ignored and allowed predatory doctors, coaches, and high-ranking staff members to prey on unsuspecting students and athletes.

Student-athletes abused by Dr. Anderson who have suffered with the physical and mental consequences of inappropriate and unlawful examinations that were known and covered up by the University of Michigan for many years, deserve to be represented by a law firm with attorneys that can give them a voice and take on the legal system. We can help the survivors seek justice from a system that has failed them. Our team of attorneys is ready to help any victims who have yet to come forward fight for their right to justice.

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Coming forward against sexual abuse takes courage, and we respect all who have the courage to speak up and share their story with the community. Van Wey, Metzler & Williams is uniquely positioned, has the resources, and knows the legal process to take the traumatic, sensitive, and confidential information from sex abuse survivors, seek justice against those responsible, and get the compensation they deserve.

Student-athletes who attended the University of Michigan and were sexually abused by Dr. Anderson need legal counsel and have limited time to file a claim and seek justice. The attorneys at Van Wey, Metzler & Williams will do what it takes to hold those responsible for the damage accountable.

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Frequently Asked Questions:

  • How long do I have to file a claim? – $30 million of the total $490 million is set aside for victims who have not already made a claim at the time of settlement on January 19, 2022. Victims must file a claim by July 31, 2023, to qualify for part of the $30 million established for future claimants. We recommend you reach out to us as soon as possible if you believe you have a case.
  • Do I need a Michigan lawyer? – No, the attorneys at Van Wey, Metzler, & Williams have represented clients in dozens of states and are able to file claims for compensation from the settlement funds in this case.
  • How do I know if I have a case? – If you were a student at the University of Michigan between the years of 1966-2003 and were sexually abused by Dr. Robert E. Anderson, you need to contact the attorneys at Van Wey, Metzler, & Williams for a free and confidential consultation.
  • How much will this cost me? – You don’t owe anything unless there is a recovery for you. We work on a contingent fee basis and cover all costs upfront.
  • Will I have to appear in court? – No, you should not have to appear.
  • Will my name and my situation be made public? – No.
  • I still have additional questions, what should I do? – Our team is standing by and ready to answerany additional questions you may have. Please call us today to discuss your case.

How Can We Help You?

If you or a loved one were a victim of sexual abuse under the care of Dr. Robert E. Anderson at the University of Michigan between the years of 1966 to 2003, please contact us today to further evaluate your rights to compensation.

Here at Van Wey, Metzler & Williams, we have more than 100 combined years of experience fighting against institutions that want to overlook or ignore critical issues that seem to put profits over the well-being of others. This includes businesses, universities, and hospitals.

You are entitled to protect yourself and your family from the harm others have caused. You are entitled to the justice and compensation you deserve.

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