Foster Care Injuries and Accidents

J.P. Gonzalez-Sirgo
Founder of J.P. Gonzalez-Sirgo, P.A.

When children and minors under the age of 18 are removed by state authorities from their respective parents or custodians, they are placed in foster care.  Foster care is a system whereby certified individuals serve as the child's foster parents until there is a reunification with the child' biological parents, foster care parents convert to a legal guardianship or adoptive arrangement for child is placed into another more permanent arrangement. 

According to U.S. statistics, during 2005 there were an estimated 513,000 children in foster care.   Of this figure, approximately 46% of the children are placed with non-relative foster care families, 24% are placed in relative foster homes, 10% are placed with institutions and the remaining children are placed in group homes, pre-adoptive homes and other similar settings.

Most foster care parents are solid, law abiding citizens.  However, children in foster care programs do suffer injuries, abuse and even death while in the custody and control of foster care parents and institutions.

Foster care children have already suffered enough through neglect and abuse from their parent's abusive home.  Unfortunately, some children continue to suffer injuries and abuse at the hands of their foster care parents.  U.S statistics show that nearly 20% of all child abuse victims are in the custody and control of foster care parents and institutions. 

The most common foster care facilities where child injuries and abuse cases occur include:

  • Foster Care Institution
  • Foster Care Group Home
  • Non-Relative Foster Care Parents
  • Relative Foster Care Parents
  • Pre-Adoptive Foster Care Parents
  • Government Agency Responsible for Foster Care Program

Common injuries sustained due to foster care abuse can include:

  • Abuse
  • Amputations
  • Ankle Injuries
  • Arm Injuries
  • Back Injuries
  • Brain Injuries
  • Bruising
  • Burns
  • Catastrophic Injuries
  • Chest Injuries
  • Child Abuse
  • Coma
  • Concussion
  • Disfigurement
  • Facial and Body Scarring
  • Fractured Bones
  • Head Injuries
  • Knee Damage
  • Leg Injuries
  • Loss of Hearing
  • Loss of Limbs
  • Loss of Vision
  • Molestation
  • Multiple Fractures
  • Neck Injuries
  • Neurological Disorders
  • Paralysis
  • Paraplegia
  • Permanent Disability
  • Physical Abuse
  • Psychological Trauma
  • Quadriplegia
  • Rape
  • Scalding
  • Sexual Assaults
  • Shoulder Sprain
  • Skull Fracture
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Wrist Injuries
  • Wrongful Death

You can reach Miami Personal Injury Lawyer J.P. Gonzalez-Sirgo by dialing his direct number at (786) 272-5841, calling the main office at (305) 461-1095, or Toll Free at 1 (866) 71-CLAIM or email Attorney Gonzalez-Sirgo directly at [email protected].

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