County Sued For Negligence in Death of Mentally Challenged Woman | Toledo, Ohio wrongful death lawyer
New York’s Erie County is being sued for failing to protect 23 year old Laura Collins. Laura was a mentally challenged woman who was killed by her mother and brother after years of abuse.
Last January Laura was found dead in her home with the cause of death being suffocation. Her mother has plead guilty to her murder.
Although the mother and half-brother are charged with the murder, further investigation showed that there had been repeated phone calls made to the Adult Protective Services division in the months before her death. The reports claimed that she was being abused, but the county found that the complaints were unfounded.
The county had a responsibility to protect Laura from the abuse that she was suffering. They failed to properly investigate the claims made. They never spoke to Laura outside the presence of her mother and never even entered the home. The negligence of the state failed to remove Laura from an abusive, harmful situation and because of it, she lost her life.
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