A wrongful death suit in Eastern Ohio is seeking $1,500,000 in compensatory damages and $1,500,000 in punitive damages after a boy in Mahoning value was murdered. This boy died due to blunt force drama on January 26, 2013. The boy was said to be tortured and beaten by his mother's boyfriend before being murdered. According to investigators the boy was identified as an abuse child to the former Chief Supervisor at the Children's Services Board, but the former Chief Supervisor reached the conclusion that the teen's injuries were accidental. Because of this the then Supervisor did not report or investigate any allegations of abuse. This in turn, according to the suit, led to an increase in the boy's susceptibility to future abuse.
Struthers' Police contacted the former Chief Supervisor about the abuse reports, but he refused to assist in the case. Even after the boy's death, the ex-supervisor refused to confirm that the child was a victim of abuse.
The boy has hospital records showing that he suffered from frostbite and bruises just a few days before his death. The suit says these injuries occurred when his mother's boyfriend forced him to stand outside in the cold weather. The mother's boyfriend is now serving 33 years to life in prison while the mother was also sentenced to prison for allowing the abuse to happen.
Because of the former Chief Supervisor's failure to perform his legal obligations, the boy faced serious physical and psychological pain, which eventually led to his death. If he would have done his duties to the best of his abilities, a boy's life could have been saved. A worker's negligence to their job can lead to a wrongful death, and the victims' families are entitled to compensation for this. If you suspect that someone you know was a victim of a wrongful death, call the personal injury attorneys at Dallas W. Hartman, P.C. at 800-777-4081 for a free consultation.
Source: WFMJ. "$3,000,000 wrongful death suit filed in Teddy Foltz case". 5 November 2014.