In Las Vegas, Clark County officials report that twice as many children have died from abuse and neglect in 2009 so far in comparison to the entire previous year. Thirty-seven children have died from abuse and neglect in 2009. In 2008, 18 children died from abuse or neglect. Other Nevada counties have experienced an increase in child deaths. While some authorities blame these tragic numbers on unemployment and a bad economy, not all are in agreement. Some warn that while drugs, poverty and parental ignorance are to blame; risqué lifestyles, first-time offenders, relatives, new boyfriends and transient lifestyle population are also characteristics featured in these child death cases and may contribute to increased deaths of children. Authorities agree that no real pattern is emerging that can explain the increase in child deaths. There is agreement that Nevada falls short in the area of social service despite the wealth it has. The child death problem does not just involve Nevada. Other states such as Michigan, Ohio and Oregon have rising child fatalities.
The Keane Law Firm seeks to raise public awareness about child abuse, child abuse prevention and the rights of children that have been catastrophically injured. Please call the office or visit our website for a consultation.
Address: Keane Law Firm, 1388 Haight Street, No. 244, San Francisco, CA 94117
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Attorney Christopher Keane has devoted his Bay Area practice to representing children whose lives have been irrevocably altered by abuse, neglect, injury, or death. He is a member of the San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center (SFCAPC), and is currently serving as the President on their Board of Directors. The prestigious Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory Bar Registry of Preeminent Lawyers has awarded Christopher Keane a top rating and, reflecting his dedication to professional excellence. In addition, Mr. Keane is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum Top Trial Lawyers in America, listed in the top 500 Plaintiff's attorneys in America by Lawdragon.com and as a principal member of Keane Law has acted as lead plaintiff’s lawyer on a number of successful multi-million dollar cases.