At Mishkind Kulwicki Law, we are interested in cases involving children. A recent medical journal reports on one disturbing trend that is likely to result in a lawsuit. The journal Pediatrics reports that about one-half of children with autism wander away from caregivers often putting themselves in harm’s way. Wandering (or elopement) by autistic children puts them at risk of drowning or getting hit by a car. According to the study, of autistic kids who escaped the eye of caregivers, “65% had close calls with getting hit in traffic, and 24% were at risk of drowning during their escapade.” Sadly, the authors concluded that “
Cases Involving Children: Caregiver Neglect of Autistic Children
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