A story in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram by Domingo Ramirez Jr. details a lawsuit The Button Law Firm filed against privatized Texas foster care agency ACH Child and Family Services, claiming the organization is responsible for the death for three-year-old Amari Boone.
Fort Worth Star-Telegram writes: “The parents of Amari Boone, represented by The Button Law Firm, filed the lawsuit Monday in Dallas against ACH Child and Family Services in Fort Worth. Rodney Boone and Ariana George believe the foster care agency failed to keep their son safe from abuse by his foster parents, according to the lawsuit. Amari died April 12, 2020, after his third emergency visit to Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth.
“Russell Button of Dallas, an attorney representing Amari Boone’s family, said on Thursday that Amari would still be alive if the organization had listened to multiple reports of abuse.
“This suit can be summed up into one word: heartbreaking,” Button said in a Thursday email. “It is simply heartbreaking to see what happened to Amari while under the supervision of ACH Child and Family Services and its employees. We want to prevent other children entrusted in the Texas foster care system from experiencing the horrific abuse, negligence, and tragic fate of Amari.”
Read the full article here.