Foster Care Abuse

We have brought numerous cases on behalf of current and former foster children who were abused and/or neglected after being removed from their parents’ homes, including numerous individual damages cases and a class action.

Jane Doe v. Ohel Children’s Home and Family Services

Represent a woman who alleges that she was sexually assaulted by her foster father during the 1990s while she was under the supervision of Ohel Children’s Home and Family Services. The lawsuit alleges that Ohel’s priority was to place Jewish foster children in Jewish homes, and that once Ohel accomplished that goal, it failed to monitor the foster care placements, leaving vulnerable children at risk.

Estate of Hailey Gonzalez v. City of New York

Represented the estate of a two-year-old girl who was murdered by her mother’s boyfriend while under the supervision of the City’s child welfare agency in a case alleging that the City was grossly negligent in failing to protect her.