At Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen, we have a long history of securing favorable verdicts for people who have suffered injustice in the hands of others. Unfortunately, the cases where clients have suffered tremendously are often the most difficult to resolve. This was no different for the Barahona case, one of the most challenging lawsuits of my career and one of the worst cases of child abuse in Florida’s history.
We represented Nubia Barahona and her siblings in a civil case from 2011 to 2017, after she was found dead alongside her convulsing brother in their foster father’s truck on I-95. The two siblings had been frequently abused and spent much of their time locked in the bathroom of their home.
Our team pursued this case to bring these children just compensation for the unimaginable pain they endured. By suing the DCF, we also hoped to make a legislative impact that would prevent horrendous acts like this from ever happening again. After a long-fought battle in state and federal courts, we secured a very substantial eight-figure settlement for Nubia and her siblings. In addition to the settlement, we worked with Florida lawmakers to sign a claims bill into law that would pay $3.75 million to the children. For the latest Barahona case update, please visit this page on our website.
As GRYC celebrates three decades of proven medical malpractice and personal injury results, we will always remember lawsuits like the Barahona case and the many complex litigation incidents we have sought justice for over our 30-year tenure. I’m proud to say that without exception, we will do whatever it takes to make sure our clients’ cases have a favorable conclusion. That sentiment is why I’m honored to be a part of this firm. By bringing justice to the neglected and alerting the community to these senseless acts, we can prevent future incidents and continue to make a positive impact.