Grecco Victim Launches $3-Million Lawsuit

October 10, 2010

By: The St. Catharines Standard

Beckett Personal Injury Office's Scales of Justice's article image


He wants answers and accountability from the institution and people in power who betrayed him and brought him agony. He also wants other victims of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church to be unafraid of speaking out and disclosing their ordeals at the hands of clergy.

Blum has launched a civil lawsuit against former priest Donald Grecco, former Bishop James Wingle and the Roman Catholic Diocese of St. Catharines.

He is seeking about $3 million, which includes $300,000 for pain and suffering, $100,000 for special damages and $50,000 for mental distress. His lawyers say it will take between two and five years before a settlement will be reached, which means Blum will continue to be forced to relive the horrid experiences of his teenage years when he was an altar boy at St. Stephen's Church in Cayuga.

The Dunnville man, who is now 46 years of age, along with his lawyer Robert Talach announced the details of the lawsuit during a press conference Tuesday morning in St. Catharines.

The whereabouts of Grecco and Wingle are unknown, said lawyer Robert Talach, who is representing Blum.

Beckett Personal Injury Office In Downtown London

March 14, 2023

Survivors applaud move by the Jesuits to publish names of abusers

The decision by the Jesuits of Canada to publish a list of priests credibly accused of sexually abusing children has been praised by survivors, many of whom have call on more Catholic entities to follow suit.

Read More
Common Mistakes Following A Car Accident

March 13, 2023

Common Mistakes Following A Car Accident

In this article, we discuss the biggest mistakes people make following a car accident and how you can avoid them.

Read More
Staying Safe On Spring Road Trips

March 10, 2023

Staying Safe On Spring Road Trips

Spring is a time of renewal and rejuvenation. The cold winter months are behind us and the warmer weather brings with it the promise of new growth and a fresh start. However, it is important to remember that the changing weather can have a significant impact on road conditions. Here are some tips to help keep you safe on the roads as spring arrives.

Read More