Saturday , October 20th 2018
 
       
 
Practice Areas
 
 
 

February 17, 2009 - Parents Sue Over Autism Death

The parents of a 13-year-old autistic boy who died while in the care of state employees filed suit yesterday, saying workers were not properly trained or supervised.

Jonathan Carey died in February 2007, allegedly after one of his caretakers from the O.D. Heck Developmental Center upstate improperly restrained him during a field trip.

The federal suit charges officials covered up three earlier incidents in which Edwin Tirado - who was found guilty of manslaughter - abused Jonathan.

"We believe Jonathan would still be with us if proper investigations were done and supervisors did their job," said the boy's father, Michael Carey.

<< back

The above is not legal advice. That can only come from a qualified attorney who is familiar with all the facts and circumstances of a particular, specific case and the relevant law. See Terms of Use.

 
Contact Us
 

For questions about personal injury laws, fill out the form below or contact us by phone.

Law Offices of
Fuentes & Berrio.LLP

709 E. Hillsboro Blvd.
Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

(877) 354-LAWS
Toll Free
(954) 752-1110
Broward County
(305) 931-2002
Miami Dade
(561) 279-2424
Palm Beach
(352) 387-1000
Martin County
(954) 794-1212
Fax
If you would like to contact us or have us review your case, please fill out the form below.
 
 
 

Home | About us | contact us | newsletter | ESPAÑOL

Copyright © 2008 Fuentes & Berrio, L.L.P., All rights reserved | Developed by LawyerEdge