Foster Care Abuse
For over 30 years, the Law Offices of Andrew Ritholz has helped people with their foster care abuse cases.
Every year thousands of children are placed into foster care either temporarily or permanently. Unfortunately, this history also sometimes makes them targets for further abuse from predators. When a child enters foster care, the county has an obligation to ensure that child’s safety. However, that does not always happen. In some cases, children have been placed with foster parents who suffer from severe mental illness.
While social workers are required to visit these homes and interview foster parents, this does not always take place. Social workers’ workloads and visiting requirements may sometimes exceed their ability to make regular visits. This is usually due to budgetary cutbacks and poor staffing. When this occurs, it is tempting for a social worker to take shortcuts and not visit the home. Many social workers will lie and document that they did in fact visit the home. With our legal experience, we have seen all kinds of foster abuse case. We have heard the many reasons for why this abuse is taking place. Some signs of foster abuse are emotional retraction from the abused child, unexplained bruises and unexplained anger.
Representing Pasadena Foster Care Abuse Clients
If you suspect that a child is suffering from abuse, then you should speak with a foster care abuse attorney. It is not always easy to identify all of the signs and indications of abuse. You will find that attorneys representing the county are not always willing to talk to you about these matters. This makes it all the more frustrating while you attempt to protect these children.
It’s times like these when experience matters. It is very important that you hire an experienced Pasadena foster care abuse attorney. Your attorney can properly assess the extent of any abuse. He or she can determine the best way to protect the child. Our foster care abuse attorneys will not only investigate the incident, review police reports, evidence and medical documentation, they may also hire experts and specialists to help determine who is liable in your foster care abuse case. These experts can also testify on your behalf.
Contact Our Pasadena Foster Care Abuse Attorneys
If you have been injured in an accident or harmed by someone and are ready to learn how our Pasadena personal injury attorneys can assist you and your family, call us today for a free consultation.
Andrew Ritholz is an experienced litigation attorney who will provide you with effective legal representation throughout your case. Remember, you pay nothing if we do not win your case.