Child Abuse & Neglect

Since 1988, Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen has represented children who have been injured or abused in Florida. Our firm has a proven track record of success, winning millions of dollars in rightful compensation for our clients.

Miami Child Abuse & Neglect Lawyers

Aggressively Fighting for Justice on Your Behalf

Children are among our most vulnerable, defenseless, and treasured assets. It is our children who will comprise the future. Harm in the form of abuse or neglect to a child can have long-lasting effects well into adulthood, forming trauma, fears, inabilities, developmental problems, and other devastating consequences. Any type of harm that comes to a child, whether physical, emotional, or psychological, should, therefore, be met with swift and decisive action. Those responsible for the care of children and teens found acting with violence or neglect should be held accountable for their actions and omissions.

If you or someone you know has a child who has been victimized through abuse or neglect while under the care of an authorized person, you may be able to get compensation for the injuries, losses, and damages that has occurred. At Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen, our personal injury legal team is dedicated to seeking and obtaining maximum compensation in such cases. The party or parties into whose care the child or teen was entrusted may be legally held accountable for such compensation.

For more than 30 years, our firm has protected the rights of the injured and fought aggressively to give you the legal recourse you deserve through proper legal action. Our track record of successful wins reflects the level of commitment, knowledge, skills, and resources we bring to every client.

Has your child suffered abuse or neglect while under the care of another? Phone our offices at (866) 629-1061 for a free consultation with a Miami child abuse & neglect attorney or contact us online.

Child Abuse & Neglect Cases in Florida

Child abuse and neglect are not just phenomena that can take place in the home. Children and teens can suffer abuse and neglect while under the care of others in various places.

These can include:

  • Schools, while under the supervision of teachers, counselors, and coaches
  • Daycare centers, while under the supervision of daycare teachers and providers
  • Churches and religious centers, while under the supervision of pastors, ministers, priests, and others
  • After-school programs, while under the care of providers and staff
  • Medical facilities, while under the care of doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals
  • Disabled children facilities, while under the care of medical and other staff
  • Mentoring programs, while under the supervision of designated mentors
  • Counseling centers, while under the care of psychologists, psychiatrists, and other mental health workers
  • Drug rehabilitation centers, while under the care of drug counselors and other staff
  • Recreational facilities, such as public pools or other facilities that are supervised
  • Scouting or other youth programs, while under the care of those in charge
  • Travel sports teams and clubs

Child abuse can consist of physical, mental, psychological, sexual, and emotional abuse. It can consist of distracted and inattentive staff, poor equipment maintenance, unsanitary or hazardous conditions, near drownings, and otherwise negligent supervision. It can also consist of aggressive verbal attacks, assaults, battery, sexual trauma, and injuries stemming from accidents that never should have happened in the first place.

Child abuse, child neglect, and aggravated child abuse are all covered under Florida law. These are crimes that carry penalties of jail time and fines. A civil claim can also be brought against the individual or group that was responsible for the abuse or neglect. That claim can seek financial damages for medical expenses, pain and suffering, emotional trauma, and other pertinent losses.

Turn to a Respected Legal Team

At Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen, our legal team has repeatedly demonstrated its competence in obtaining successful settlements and verdicts in civil injury claims. We know what to do, how to do it, and can apply our honed legal skills at the settlement table as well as in court. We can bring passion, extensive resources, and vast legal knowledge to your child’s case.

Learn more about how we can help. Call us at (866) 629-1061 today.

A Legacy of Compassion & Excellence

Working With Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen
  • Changing Lives by Changing The Law

    Since our firm opened, we've made it our mission to get justice for our clients and their families. We've not only taken on cases that other firms had turned down, but we've also fought to get unjust laws and restrictions overturned or modified.

  • A Team of Legal Professionals

    Complex legal cases require extensive research, trial experience, and industry knowledge, which is why we always have a team of attorneys working on every case we take on. Our team-centric approach to litigation means that we're able to really focus on getting our clients the best possible outcome.

  • There Are No Upfront Legal Fees

    We handle all of our claims on a contingency fee basis and will handle all legal fees, court costs, and expert fees related to your specific case. With decades of experience in this industry, we have a wealth of experts we work with routinely to ensure your case is handled with the utmost care.

  • We Understand the Medicine

    Our attorneys not only take the time to understand the evidence in your case, but also the pathology and medical techniques used in your specific situation. We believe that any attorney that takes on these types of cases needs to be on equal footing with medical professionals and physicians. 


Millions Recovered on Behalf of Our Clients
  • Florida International University Pedestrian Bridge Collapse $100,000,000
  • Personal Injury Miami-Dade College Parking Garage Collapse
  • Bal Harbour Residential Building Collapse Confidential Settlement
  • Medical Malpractice Seven-Figure Orthopedic Medical Malpractice

    A Punta Gorda, Florida woman in her forties visited an ear, nose, and throat specialist for a check-up due to fatigue. After performing a brief examination, the doctor at the facility recommended that she undergo parathyroid surgery, however he did not order the necessary radiological scan that determines which side of her neck should be operated on. Without that information available, the surgeon began on the wrong side of her neck and did not realize his error until they were well into the procedure.

  • Medical Malpractice Seven-Figure Settlement for Woman Who Lost Her Leg After Misdiagnosis

    A woman in her sixties was brought to a hospital after she slipped and fell, injuring her leg and causing severe pain. During her treatment, the hospital staff failed to notice that the impact had caused a blood clot behind her knee, which was restricting circulation to the rest of her leg. Over time, the untreated clot cut off blood flow to the point where her leg was beyond saving and needed amputation.

  • Medical Malpractice Seven-Figure Settlement for Family of Mother Who Died During Childbirth

    In 2015, a 23-year-old mother began experiencing severe complications while giving birth in Charlotte County, Florida. The hospital’s staff did not give her the attention she needed, and failed to realize that her complications required an emergency transfer to a Sarasota County Hospital, which had the needed staff and equipment to treat her. The mother and her unborn child eventually died in the hospital.

  • Medical Malpractice Seven-Figure Settlement for Misdiagnosis of a Blood Clot

    A 68-year-old man was complaining about pain in his left leg, which was swollen, red, and painful. He went to a local emergency room, and the family asked the doctor if it was a blood clot. The doctor assured the family that it was not a blood clot but was instead cellulitis from a sunburn. When the patient returned home the next day, he died of a pulmonary embolism due to the blood clot that was initially suspected by the family.

  • Medical Malpractice Over $1 Million Settlement for Medical Malpractice Victim

    A middle-aged man had a history of an aortic aneurysm. His plan was to fly to Stanford University, where a doctor was scheduled to repair the aneurysm. Rather than starting the transfer to Stanford the day he arrived, the hospital waited three days and then failed to get his insurance company to pay for the transfer. Tragically, while the patient was speaking with the insurance company on the phone about the transfer, the aneurysm ruptured, and he died.

  • Jury Verdict Against the University of Florida $23,500,000

    A $23.5 million medical malpractice jury verdict against the University of Florida on behalf of a woman who suffered a massive stroke when a medical procedure to ease her migraines went wrong.

  • Jury Verdict on Behalf of a Former Major League Baseball Star $898,000

    A medical malpractice jury verdict on behalf of a former Major League Baseball star against an ophthalmologist for negligence in the removal of a cataract and implantation of an artificial lens in our client’s left eye.

A Legacy of Favorable Results We'll Fight to Get Your Family the Best Possible Outcome

A Legacy of Getting Justice

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