Show: The Children’s Law Podcast

Severe Abuse and the Pandemic

In this episode, John, Jim and Angela discuss one of the most difficult types of cases lawyers face – when a client has been severely injured. With everything we are facing today, why would we take this issue on? Unfortunately, Orlando has seen a spike in severe abuse cases, even as the overall numbers of cases is on the decline. You can read more about it in the Orlando Sentinel article or Washington Post article. Increases are also being reported in Texas and Pennsylvania. We don’t know if all areas will see this spike, but we do know that most every lawyer who stays in the field long enough will be faced with a client severely injured by a parent or caregiver. This episode highlights a few key strategies and urges lawyers to do an independent review, rather than rushing to judgment.
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