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A judge in U.S. District court denied the dismissal of a lawsuit by parents who were separated from their children during child-abuse investigations.
Infants who were hurt outside their parents’ presence were removed by New York City’s Administration for Children’s Services or ACS, in one case for longer than a year and in another for two months.
The parents of the children brought them to hospitals for medical care immediately after finding the injuries, and physicians diagnosed physical abuse as the cause.
The parents filing the lawsuit argued that city practice or policy in violation of their constitutional rights allowed an overzealous pediatrician with an agenda to make claims later proven to be unfounded.
Doctors, the ACS Commissioner and ACS workers were all named as defendants in this case, and all claimed absolute, unqualified immunity and moved to dismiss the suit.
However, in a lengthy ruling Justice Dora L. Irizarry dismissed that motion and ordered that the suit be allowed to continue.
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My two cents -
I would love to see this lawsuit!