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Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP:
For some reason the original link that was up a couple weeks ago is down, but you can still contact them via their phone number or the contact form (, just put in the comment section that it's about Hyde School.

Hyde School Abuse Investigation
Lieff Cabraser is currently investigating claims of abuse and neglect at Hyde School, a behavior-modification boarding school in Bath, Maine. Founded in 1966, the school seeks to serve teenagers with emotional, familial, and/or behavioral problems. Unfortunately, Hyde School has faced numerous allegations of mistreatment over the years. When taken as a whole, these allegations create a frightening portrait of Hyde School as an unsafe institution where some of the country's most vulnerable children have been suffering horrific abuses for decades.

Survivors have shared disturbing reports of various forms of abuse, including emotional abuse, medical neglect, sexual abuse, forced manual labor, and punitive punishments. In some cases, former students have developed PTSD as a result of their time at Hyde.

In 1988, 14-year-old James Roman tragically died of a brain aneurysm on campus. Survivors have since questioned the treatment he may have received prior to his death, given Hyde's alleged culture of dismissing student complaints about physical ailments. In 2002, the parents of a former Hyde School student filed a lawsuit after their daughter was allegedly sexually assaulted by the then-Dean of Students, Larry Dubinsky. The case was settled for an undisclosed sum in 2003. According to messages posted on the online message board Fornits (a community website dedicated to exposing abuse in the "troubled teen" industry) through 2023, at least 160 former residents of Hyde have passed away since attending the program, with causes including drug overdoses, suicides, accidents, and more.

The Growing Rights of Abuse Survivors
Abuse survivors have the right to seek justice in civil court. The attorneys in our firm's Survivors' Rights practice group represent individuals nationwide in sexual abuse lawsuits against the institutions - schools, churches, hospitals, youth organizations, etc. - that harbored predators and failed to prevent or properly respond to incidents of sexual abuse. We have won multiple significant settlements over cases of sexual abuse including against the University of Southern California and at the University of Michigan. We have active cases of alleged sexual abuse on behalf of athletes in the NCAA, students at The Hotchkiss School in Connecticut, and children at Devereux Healthcare nationwide.

Abuse Survivor Lawyers at Lieff Cabraser
Lieff Cabraser represents survivors across the U.S. who have been victimized by sexual violence and sexual and other abuse. We treat every client with care, respect, and compassion as we bring our comprehensive legal skills forward on each case. We have a dedicated team of lawyers, nurse consultants, and paralegals experienced in working with and listening to survivors who work individually with every client in every case to see that justice is won.

If you were the victim of abuse unrelated to a larger institution, representation by our firm may not be the best option for your situation. We encourage you to consider representation by other attorneys, as well as support from resources like,,,, (another resource for male survivors),, and

Talk to us now - we can help you
If you or a loved one experienced abuse or neglect at Hyde School, we urge you to contact a lawyer at Lieff Cabraser today about your legal rights and potential recovery. You can call us toll-free at 1 800 541-7358 or use the secure form on this page. There is no charge or obligation for our review of your case, and any information you provide will be held in the strictest confidence.
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