Too often, children who are placed in the care of the state or group homes who have severe traumas are restrained through the use of chemical restraints called psychotropic medication, instead of receiving appropriate counseling and behavioral treatment to address their natural, reactive behaviors to removal from their parents and those that they love. When a substantial injury or even death can be traced to the prescription of these medications, the attorneys at Justice for Kids do file claims for damages.
Autistic Child’s Family Receives Undisclosed Settlement Amounts From Doctor and Group Home Alleged To Be Responsible For the Death of a 12-Year-Old Child With Autism.Read more from here
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 from CBS News, www.cchrflorida.org and www.centerforchildwelfare.org