Tag Archives: abuse

Prenatal drug use alone isn’t ‘abuse and neglect’

A mother who delivered a healthy baby could not be found have engaged in child abuse and neglect based solely on evidence that she used illegal drugs during her pregnancy, the New Jersey Supreme Court has ruled in reversing judgment.

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Autism abuse case settled

The parents of Jonathan Carey, the 13-year-old autistic boy who died while in state care, have quietly settled their suit against a private facility the child had earlier attended.

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Inmate wins $80,000 after alleging abuse

A federal court jury has awarded $80,000 to a former New Hampshire state prison inmate who charged that two correctional officers acted “maliciously and sadistically” after he became anxious and depressed and asked for mental health counseling.

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