FOSTER CARE ABUSE AND NEGLIGENCE
DERATANY & KOSNER ACCEPTS CASES INVOLVING ABUSED OR NEGLECTED CHILDREN THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY
The disturbing headlines about abused or neglected children who were placed in foster homes appear all too frequently. A foster parent is prosecuted because he left an infant alone to die in a hot car. A child is sexually molested by a teenager living in the foster home. A foster parent is charged with stabbing an adopted child. A small child is injured after being placed in a home with a convicted felon who has a history of domestic violence.
CASE RESULTS MATTER HERE
Our law firm understands what’s at stake. That’s why we aggressively investigate every foster care abuse and negligence claim we handle – and we have the case results to prove it. Our notable verdicts and settlements for foster care abuse cases include:
- $45 million
One of the largest awards in Illinois, a jury award in 2018 to the estate of a toddler who had died after being negligently released back into the care of his biological mother. Read more
- $19.55 million
A group of settlements in a case against nine contractors and subcontractors in the Illinois social services system
- $14 million
Settlement on behalf of a family that had been abused due to negligence of a social services agency
- $8.7 million
Verdict against an Erie County, Pennsylvania foster care division for a foster child who suffered years of sexual abuse at the hands of an older foster child placed in the home
- $4 million
The settlement that totaled twice the insurance coverage against a private foster care agency involving a foster care mother who beat a five-year-old foster child to death
Settlement on behalf of a family that had been abused due to the negligence of an Illinois adoption agency and its employee to disclose the physical and mental well-being of two children in a foreign orphanage who were being adopted by the plaintiffs.
Deratany & Kosner, formerly The Deratany Firm, regularly represents foster families who suffered an injury due to a foster care agency or social services agency that neglected to inform the parents of known behavioral or family history issues. Click on the links below to learn more about how we can help you.
- Types of Foster Care Neglect
- Types of Foster Care Abuse
- Signs of Foster Care Abuse and Neglect
- How Families Can Be Affected
- What to Do if You Suspect Foster Care Abuse or Neglect
Families have been victims of abuse, assault, and worse as a result of bringing foster children into their homes, which would have otherwise been avoided had all the proper information been given beforehand.