Friday, June 6, 2008

South Florida Mom Sues DCF

PLANTATION, FL -- A Broward County mother is suing Florida's child welfare agency over her son's death. The medical examiner determined last year that 7-year-old Dean McGregor died from blunt force head injuries.

His death was ruled a homicide. The boy's mother, Kareen Dryden, has filed a wrongful death lawsuit. It claims the Department of Children & Families and its contracted provider, ChildNet, failed to investigate allegations of child abuse in the boy's father home.

Dryden's lawyer said Wednesday that his client was concerned she wasn't getting answers regarding what happened to Dean. The lawyer for the boy's father did not return messages for comment.

A message was left with DCF. A ChildNet spokeswoman declined to comment.

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