babies tennis shoes A personal injury lawsuit acts to hold a party or parties accountable for actions that caused a victim’s injury. Based on their extensive experience with these claims, Berkowitz and Hanna LLC notes that these cases also can be brought to ensure that similar events do not occur in the near future.

One related example involves a federal civil rights lawsuit filed against Nevada’s Clark County by the mother and maternal grandparents of a boy who suffered a severe brain injury in 2012 while in foster care. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that the boy was shaken so severely that, according to a police report, his brain swelled. A male friend of the boy’s former foster mother—who left the boy in this man’s care—has been criminally charged.

The lawsuit alleges that Clark County Family Services neither ensured the placement of the boy with an appropriate foster parent fully capable of caring for him nor conducted a background check on this man. At the time of the incident, Family Services publicly stated that it never gave approval for this man to babysit the boy. Attorneys hope to go to trial later this year or in 2016, and Berkowitz and Hanna LLC will continue to follow this case.

Please note: Berkowitz and Hanna LLC does not represent any of the parties in this case.

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