Children’s Rights’ lawsuits in Missouri and Iowa, which both allege failures to monitor the use of psychotropic medications for children in state custody, are cited in this article about a man who was prescribed psychotropic medications as a child.
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“The absence of the medical records itself creates an unreasonable risk of harm and the defendants are aware of that risk as well,” Laughrey wrote in a 33-page opinion.
Sara Bartosz, a lawyer for Children’s Rights, said the lawsuit and its proposed settlement, which still needs a federal judge’s final approval, was about restoring “basic and fundamental” procedures into Rhode Island’s child welfare system.
The state of Rhode Island has agreed to settle a long-running lawsuit brought by Children’s Rights alleging systemic abuse and neglect of the nearly 2,000 children living in state custody.