A child who was irreparably injured and abused after being released into her abusive mother’s custody has received an $18.2 million settlement from the state to compensate for the state’s negligence in a personal injury lawsuit. The child was released to her mother after a hospital stay even though the state child welfare services had suspected child abuse in the home. Soon thereafter, the child was swung around by an abusive live-in boyfriend and suffered permanent brain damage as a result of the injury. The settlement will help to compensate the victim for her medical bills and pain and suffering resulting from the state’s negligence.
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