In Las Vegas, authorities report an increase in child abuse cases compared to 2008. Authorities attribute the increase in child abuse to parental stress response to the poor economy and loss of jobs. News stories out of Las Vegas report record level unemployment and home foreclosures. This correlates with an increase in substantiated child cases and child deaths in the area. According to one spokesperson, Clark County Family Services reports an “alarming rate of severe abuse, child fatalities and severe injuries”. Already 2009 abuse cases and child death reports have surpassed the total number of abuse and death cases for this same time in 2008. Shaken baby deaths are increased.
There have been increased calls to social agencies from parents seeking assistance with child rearing and managing stress in the face of unemployment.
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, 530 Jackson Street, Second Floor, San Francisco, CA 94133
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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.