$21 million verdict, Child Services Negligence-inflicted damages upon a child in foster care. Infant child was improperly placed in foster care and was abused suffering “shaken baby syndrome” resulting in brain damage and multiple bone fractures.
State was held liable for breaching its own procedures and regulations in child placement and required oversight.
Foster parents were held jointly liable for the inflicted physical damage. (Jeffrey E. Strauss, co-counsel, Burlington County N.J.)(2006).