As a children’s rights law firm representing Florida foster children and others at risk of child abuse, child sex abuse, and other harm, Talenfeld Law is aware of the perils society’s youngest and most vulnerable citizens face. But developmentally disabled adults are not immune from physical harm.
In Pembroke Pines, three former employees of the South Florida State Hospital have been accused of beating a mentally impaired patient, according to reporting of court documents. According to the Sun-Sentinel, the plaintiff, identified as C.S., was 25 when three employees in 2014 tried to restrain him after C.S. allegedly struck a female staffer, who declined to pursue charges.
The three staffers kicked C.S. in the head after nurses had left the area, according to witness testimony to investigators. Read the story here.
Children aren’t the only victims of abuse. If you see a physically or developmentally-disabled adult being abused by others, contact the authorities or Talenfeld Law.