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Family Sues Grandma After Accident Leaves Child Disabled

Family Sues Grandma After Accident Leaves Child Disabled

Do you trust your extended family members to watch your children? After their baby suffered serious head injuries while in the care of her grandmother in 2006, an Australian family has successfully sued the grandmother for negligence.

The grandmother, Hannalore Hoffman, fell down a dimly lit flight of stairs while holding 5-month-old Molly. The judge ruled that parents and close relatives have a legal duty “to exercise reasonable care when they undertake physical actions involving their children” and found Ms. Hoffman to be primarly responsible for Molly's injuries.

We wonder if the parents' decision to sue has something to do with qualifying for government help...

Read the full story at The Independent. 

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