$166 million verdict for negligence against New Jersey child protection agency. This is the largest personal injury jury verdict in New Jersey history. The New Jersey Division of Youth and Family Services (DYFS) failed to remove an infant boy from his parents’ home despite medical evidence of child abuse by his father, and his father’s extensive criminal record. The boy suffered permanent and severe brain damage caused by his father’s savage beating.
Click here to watch the videos and read the various news stories covering this landmark personal injury jury verdict. The appellate court reversed the judgment, finding that the DYFS defendants were all statutorily immune from lawsuit liability.