Some children are catastrophically injured through the use of dangerous toys, products and medications that are unreasonably dangerous not just to the injured child but to thousands of other children. We take these cases because we know we can help a child or if there is a death, prevent the same tragedies for others.
Settlement for Family of Autistic Child. The Autistic child’s family received undisclosed settlement amounts from a doctor and a group home alleged to be responsible for the death of a 12-year-old child with Autism. Read more
Child Left in Van With Defective Alarm Dies. Justice for Kids attorneys are presently investigating the death of a child in a Broward County, FL day care facility because he was left in a van that had a defective alarm that was designed in a way that makes it capable of being disabled by childcare workers. The product activates an audible alarm, within 60 seconds, of turning off the vehicle in an effort to prompt childcare workers to visually sweep the vehicle for children before locking the doors. However, due to its design, childcare workers often intentionally disable the product to avoid the audible alarm. Disabling the alarm has led to multiple deaths. Nevertheless, the manufacturer continues to market the product to governmental agencies to protect children who are trapped in vans and buses even though the manufacturer has known that these products have been, and are capable of being, disabled by untrained staff.
7-Year-Old Broward County Child Who Had Been Sexually Abused and Who Was Prescribed Powerful Anti-Psychotic Drugs Hangs Himself. The state of Florida convened a panel to make recommendations on limiting the use of these dangerous medications to control the behaviors of these children and to protect children from sexual abuse. Read more. Justice for Kids attorneys participated and fought to implement rules to prevent the use of all antipsychotic drugs without prior court approval. Read more from CBS News and www.cchrflorida.org