Broken Arrow, OK asked in Wrongful Death for Oklahoma

Q: I just need legal advice, I've been told I may have a lawsuit.

March of 2017 I contacted a DHS case worker regarding my sister being addicted to prescription drugs while being pregnant and neglecting her two other chidren and nothing was done. Other people besides me have contacted DHS with the same concerns I had and again nothing was done. September 28th 2017 my niece was born by October 4th she was back in the hospital and the nurses contacted DHS over neglect a case worker came and left nothing was done. October 26th 2017 my niece had died, the case worker that came to the hospital wrote in her report she had contacted me and said that I had no concerns. I had never been contacted by this case worker, infact it was the same case worker I contacted back in March that I told my concerns to.

The day my niece passed DHS came to the house she died in and deemed it an unsafe environment. I feel like if something was done back in March when I called, my niece would still be here.

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1 Lawyer Answer

Gary Johnston Dean

Answered
  • Pryor, OK
  • Licensed in Oklahoma

A: Sorry I didn't see your questions earlier. It's very difficult to sue DHS and its workers. You, and the person who has custody of her children should visit with experienced injury attorneys about this. I recommend Richardson, Richardson, and Boudreau in Tulsa for this. Ask to see Chuck Richardson, and tell him I referred you. Their website is www.rrbok.com.

A lot will depend on her cause of death, and could have DHS prevented it. I'm located in Oryor. If I can help further, please email me directly.

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