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Broward Sheriff Settles Negligence Lawsuit During Trial; Recovery Almost $3 million in Law Suit Against BSO, Florida Department of Children & Family Services (DCF), Department of Health, Other Health Care Providers

February 4th, 2011   No Comments   Abuse, Damage Claims, News & Events

A $1.575 million settlement brought an abrupt end to a Fort Lauderdale trial that questioned the Broward Sheriff’s Office for its management of abuse allegations involving an infant who suffered injuries and brain damage, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported.

“Sheriff Lamberti did the right thing by resolving the 5-year-old child’s claim as a result of a lawsuit for a negligent protective investigation, which occurred during a prior administration,” said Howard Talenfeld, one of the plaintiff attorney’s trying the case.

The newspaper went on to report that the insurance company for the Sheriff’s Office reached the deal Wednesday with attorneys for Jace Manning, now 5, who was left developmentally disabled after his skull was fractured in February 2006.

Two months before the boy’s severe injuries, Jace was hospitalized with an unexplained bruise under his chin, and his grandmother implored authorities to remove him from the Coral Springs apartment where he lived with his mother and her boyfriend. Read the entire story here.

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