$700,000 Settlement For Young Dependent Adult Against Care Home

Settlement in the amount of $700,000 on behalf of a developmentally disabled adult against a group home where she was beaten by a care giver.


The plaintiff was a mentally disabled young adult who was placed in a group home by a placement agency. Her parents discovered scars all over her back when they visited her, which hadn't been there before. She was unable to tell anyone what had happened because of her mental disabilities. The group home blamed the young woman for the injuries, contending that wounds were self inflicted. The case settled after extensive discovery which showed that it was likely that she was beaten with a strap by an overnight care giver at the group home.