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Child Abuse and Neglect in Foster Homes

Washington Foster Home Abuse Lawyers – We Seek Justice For Children Who Have Suffered from Abuse and Neglect

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Children placed in foster care by the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (“DSHS”) are especially vulnerable to abuse.  Many have come from homes and situations where abuse is common.  When they are transitioned into foster care and abuse continues, they may believe that abuse is the norm.  They may also be unable to protect themselves.

This is Unacceptable

As Washington foster abuse lawyers, we represent children throughout Washington State who have been abused by the negligent placement of DSHS with unfit foster parents and in dangerous living environments,  and for the failure of these agencies to adequately monitor children to ensure that abuse and neglect is not occurring.

See “Types of Foster Care Abuse.”

The abuse that we have seen is horrific.  Starvation. Broken bones, physical injuries caused from punching, kicking, and slapping.  Burns.  Severe psychological trauma from mental abuse and from conditions such as being locked away.  Rape and sexual abuse.

It’s difficult to imagine adults inflicting such horrible damage on innocent children.  The psychological pain caused by abuse at the hands of foster parents can last a lifetime.

This should never happen. Unfortunately, when DSHS fails to properly fulfill its duties, our children pay the price.  The only way to recover for these children and to send a strong message to those in charge is through the courts.

See “Ways in Which Washington State Agencies Can Be Liable for Foster Care Abuse

Call Us to Find Out How We Can Help

Our firm has significant experience in representing children who have been injured while in foster care in the State of Washington.  We have obtained settlements and jury awards for millions of dollars for these cases.

See “What Damages Are Recoverable Against the State in Abuse Cases

We offer a free, no obligation consultation so that we can learn about your case or the case of your loved one.  At this time we can explain how we will work tenaciously in seeking to obtain the full measure of compensation due for all injuries inflicted as a result of negligence on the part of the State of Washington and any other people or agencies who are legally responsible.

Unless otherwise agreed, we represent clients in abuse cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning that there is no fee for us unless and until a recovery is obtained.  Please call us today at 206.388.0333 for a free, no-obligation consultation.