SETTLEMENT : Two-year-old suffered brain damage while in foster care system.
Richard B. Koskoff, Carly L. Sanchez, and Amy Niven of Booth & Koskoff have secured a settlement of $2.5 million for a toddler who was seriously injured while in the care of the County of Riverside.
The case started when the toddler’s mother was arrested. The child was removed from her mother’s care and placed with a family member, who had trouble adjusting to the child’s special needs and troubled behavior. The family member called a County of Riverside hotline and requested that the toddler be removed from the home. The County of Riverside failed to take immediate action.
Ten days after the request, the toddler was admitted to Loma Linda hospital with traumatic head injuries. Tests revealed damage to her right front lobe and bilateral retinal hemorrhages. Doctors at Loma Linda suspected abusive head trauma. The injuries affect the toddler’s judgment, safety awareness, impulsivity, and executive functioning.
A settlement of $2.5 million was reached by the plaintiff and defendant just two days before trial.
My family experienced a tremendous loss as a result of my father’s death. During the entire process of investigation and settlement of our case, we were treated with the utmost professionalism by the Booth & Koskoff attorneys and staff.
– Dale Magner
When I met with Roger, he was honest, genuine, and straight-forward on how we would proceed. Roger took a leap of faith when taking this case. He trusted what I said to be true, and wasn’t afraid to proceed.
– Cynthia Mitchell
“Because of Roger’s experience and professionalism, I was able to focus on the others things I needed to do for my brother to care for him during this time. He was a godsend, and I would highly recommend Roger and his staff.”
– Penny Vincelli
“From the moment I contacted Booth & Koskoff from my hospital bed to the eventual settlement of my case, I experienced nothing but outstanding assistance and representation.”
– Claire Rexon
The lawyers and staff at Booth & Koskoff were efficient, thorough, helpful and always available, even on weekends. I am very pleased with my overall experience, and I would recommend Booth & Koskoff to anyone who needs an excellent attorney.
– Keith Schultz
“Mr. Booth did an incredible job resolving the case for us, and we are very thankful for the successful ending to our lawsuit. Thank you for your hard work Mr. Booth. You will always be our family lawyer and friend.”
– Sam Kirakosyan
“We felt lucky like we were referred to Booth & Koskoff by someone we trusted. Richard’s professionalism and tenacity showed that he definitely was in our court.”
– John Mahoney