child abuse News

Mother Sues Hospital For Test That Led To Child Abuse Probe

A mother is suing a Pittsburgh hospital after she says it collected and drug tested her urine without her consent and reported a false positive result to child protective services, launching a child abuse investigation. This is the second such …

Vermont Has First Certified Child Abuse Pediatrician

Vermont has its first certified pediatrician trained in recognizing child abuse. Dr. Karyn Patno is a pediatrician at Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital in St. Johnsbury. She has set up two ChildSafe clinics that provide specialty child abuse care in Vermont. …

Newspaper: Failures by Georgia Agency Led to Deaths

Epic failures by Georgia’s child welfare system have given the state one of the nation’s highest rates of death by abuse and neglect, an investigation by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution shows. The newspaper reported that dozens of Georgia children die from …

Insurers Sue Over Los Angeles School Abuse Settlement

Seven insurers have sued the Los Angeles school district to avoid paying a $30 million settlement to 58 alleged victims of child abuse at an elementary school. The insurers claim there was no relevant coverage under the policies, but the …