Sister Receives a $6,000,000 Settlement After Suing Child Protective Services for Wrongful Death After Brother is Murder by Abusive Father
A woman filed suit for the wrongful death of her brother, Noah McIntosh, who was tortured to death by their biological father. The plaintiff alleged that the County of Riverside Child Protective Services knew or should have known that Noah was being abused by their father in the months leading up to his death, but failed to intervene to protect Noah. The plaintiff also brought a Negligent Infliction of Emotional Distress claim, alleging that she was forced to witness and assist with the torture of her brother. Evidence showed that the plaintiff was not present in the house on the day her brother was killed. The County denied all allegations and argued that it had complete immunity for its discretionary decisions, including whether to remove a child from his biological parents. The plaintiff was represented by Carly L. Sanchez of Booth Law. This matter reached a settlement of $6,000,000.