On Friday, March 23, 2018, Governor Rick Scott signed CS/HB 6509, a claims bill that directs the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) to pay more than $5 million awarded by a Florida jury to C.M.H., a victim of sexual abuse by a child in foster care. This marks the largest known recovery in… View Article
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Attorneys representing eight developmentally disabled foster children who were placed in what one judge called a “house of horrors” foster home settled with New York state adoption and child welfare agencies and their state-contracted providers in 2014 for $26 million.
Florida child abuse attorney Howard Talenfeld earned a $5 million jury verdict in 2013 against the Florida Department of Children & Family Services on behalf a child repeatedly raped by a foster child and known child-on-child sexual predator who had been placed in the plaintiff’s home.
Child abuse attorney Howard Talenfeld successfully negotiated a $4 million settlement on behalf of a child repeatedly raped in a residential facility. Administrators at the center were ignorant of systemic abuse, repeated reports by and from state officials, and even the admission of the child aggressor.
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Thousands of foster children, former foster children, developmentally disabled and medically fragile children are part of the Florida child care system. If you’re currently or formerly a child in – or an advocate for or parent of a child in the foster care system – the Justice for Kids blog is here to help. Every… View Article
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Tragically, children in foster care are raped and physically assaulted at shelters like Youth Haven that are not equipped to address the individual therapeutic needs of children. The Fort Myers News Press has started a five-part series that offers an up-close look into the world of Anber, “who drifted in and out of mental health… View Article
As reported by the Marietta Daily Journal, a sexual abuse trial against a private provider recently resulted in a $50 million verdict. According to the article, “A $50 million payment has been awarded to a Cobb County woman who was sexually assaulted by a male adult while she was a 15-year-old patient at a Kennesaw… View Article
Talenfeld Law has been recognized by U.S. News – Best Lawyers on its 2020 “Best Law Firms” list. The firm received a Metropolitan (Fort Lauderdale) Tier 3 ranking for Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs.
Congratulations to firm Partners Howard Talenfeld and Stacie Schmerling on their selection to South Florida Business & Wealth magazine’s 2020 South Florida Legal Guide “Top Lawyers” List!