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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
  • $850,000
    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.

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.

WHY CHOOSE ATTORNEYS AT DERATANY & KOSNER?

Chicago foster care negligence attorney Jay Paul Deratany and his team are passionate about protecting the most innocent and vulnerable members of society. Children suffer horrific abuse or neglect at the hands of people who were supposed to care for them. In most cases, this type of horrific abuse or negligence could have been prevented.

Why does the abuse or neglect happen? In some cases, the foster agency may contract out the work. A private agency gets paid for placing a child, so the profit-driven agency might not conduct a proper background check of a prospective foster family. The consequences can be grave if the parents have a criminal record or a known history of abuse or neglect.

Our attorneys for foster children who are abused or neglected are dedicated to helping them get justice. We fight hard on behalf of foster children to hold the negligent agency accountable. We know if we are successful, we not only can help abused and neglected foster children get a new start, but we can stop similar abuse from happening. Our past work on behalf of foster care victims has resulted in changes to laws in two states.

While we are based in Chicago, IL, we accept cases nationally.

HOW TO REACH A FOSTER CARE NEGLIGENCE ATTORNEY

If you or a loved one have been victims of (or have questions about) foster care negligence, contact a Chicago foster care negligence lawyer today or contact us at 800-529-7285 to set up a free consultation to discuss your legal options.

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