FL - DCF appeals abused girl's $26 million verdict

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  1. Marie

    Marie Daughter, if you don't remember us...who will?

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    This one makes you think!

    The state argued Wednesday that an appeals court should throw out a jury verdict of $26 million for a girl who was beaten nearly to death after an incomplete child abuse investigation.

    Marissa Amora sustained severe brain damage from abuse in 2001 when she was 2 years old. She now lives with an adoptive family in North Florida, but cannot walk, swallow or remember more than a few words.

    Though a fractured clavicle is a common accidental injury for children who can walk, Judge Gary M. Farmer said he had seen cases of children removed from their parents with less evidence of abuse. But Farmer said he wasn't sure to what extent a government agency could legally be held responsible for negligence.

    "I don't know where I am on this case," he said.

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    Should DCF be held legally (and financially!) responsible? Would it do any good?
     
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    Were CPS investigating the family and didn't finish the investigation and this happened to the little girl? If that is what happened then I believe they should be held financially responsible. Maybe it will take a big settlement like that to open their eyes...finally! How many kids have to be murdered or hurt like this little girl before they get a clue. I don't know why they don't hire more social workers so that they aren't so over burdened. This has been going on for years and years. Someone is going to pay for that little girls care for the rest of her life. I feel so bad for her. She was probably a normal healthy little girl before someone almost killed her. It's horrible. I hope that the parents are in prison.
     
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    Most often, the only thing stopping them from hiring more social workers is money. There is a very high turn over for these people, who see this abuse day in and day out. Most new social workers in our county can't handle it for longer than a few months. The ones who do make it, stay for the long haul, unfotunately there are not enough of those. Then there attentions shift to the emergency response calls, with little time for follow-up on existing cases. I'm not saying that this is acceptable, or that I condone it, but it happens. We need tougher legislation and dedicated funding and training for more social workers. The case loads here are unreal and our budget is not adequate enough.
     
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    December 2007:

    Much more here:
    http://www.att.net/s/community.dll?ep=10&groupid=301463&eventid=238121&ck=

    A sad story of a girl left brain-damaged by child abuse :(

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    December 2008:

    http://www.pcbdaily.com/help-the-family-of-marissa-amora-this-christmas
     
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    April 2008:

    http://florida-issues.blogspot.com/2008_04_01_archive.html?m=1


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