Baltimore, MD: (Dec-13-07) A lawsuit was brought against the state by the mother of a 6-year-old, alleging violation of rights. The suit claimed that Brandon, the severely brain-damaged boy lives in a hospital bed in the front room of his Southwest Baltimore home, being fed through a tube and undergoing daily dialysis because of abuse he suffered in foster care in July 2004, when a teen-age girl with a history of violence allegedly slammed his head into cement steps. Records stated that Brandon’s case also included a civil rights claim against workers at the Baltimore City Department of Social Services, a division of the state DHR, for failing to protect his safety. As part of settlement reached, the state agreed to pay Brandon’s mother $1.5 million to resolve the litigation. The state settled his mother’s lawsuit for about $580,000 in cash and a lifetime annuity of $80,000 a year, indexed annually, which cost the state $908,000. Attorneys Joseph B. Espo and Andrew D. Freeman said that with reasonable certainty, it is the most the state has ever paid to compensate a single individual. [MD DAILY RECORD]
From Jordan Merson, Jeffrey Epsteins’ victims lawyer:
There is nothing more heinous or outrageously offensive than when those who have money and power in our society use it to viciously sexually abuse and dehumanize those who are powerless, young, naive and easily influenced.
Jeffrey Epstein’s actions as set forth in the new criminal allegations against him are inexcusable and deplorable, for it is claimed that the billionaire financier used his money, power and influence to sexually abuse, sexually assault young girls.
If Jeffrey Epstein sexually abused you when you were under 18 years old, you may have a civil claim and be entitled to monetary compensation.
This is separate from the government’s criminal prosecution.
New York has changed its statute of limitations so your claims, no matter when they occurred, will be revived on August 14, 2019 for a limited window.
If you have any questions, please call child sex abuse lawyer Jordan Merson of Merson Law, representing the victims of Jeffrey Epstein, one of the nations prominent sex abuse and child sex assault victims attorneys. (212) 603-9100