Una bambina è stata lasciata sola in una stanza per cinque giorni con la madre defunta in un centro di accoglienza di New York, reclami di querela

Una bambina è stata lasciata sola in una stanza con la madre defunta per cinque giorni in un centro di accoglienza per senzatetto di New York ed è stata trovata in un disperato bisogno di cibo, acqua e bisogni primari, according to a lawsuit filed by the infant’s father.

Il New York City Department of Homeless Services (NYCDHS) is being sued by Quraan Laboy, who alleges the agencywhich was caring for his one-year-old daughter at the timeneglected the child and failed to follow shelter protocols, according to a petition filed with the New York Supreme Court.
      The infant and her deceased mother, Shelbi Westlake, were discovered the night of July 25, 2021, after someone called building security about afoul odoremanating from Westlake’s room, an incident report from NYCDHS provided in the court filing alleges.
        Building security personnel called emergency medical services, who then entered Westlake’s room and pronounced the 26-year-old dead, secondo il rapporto dell'incidente. Her daughter was found under the bed and taken to a hospital for evaluation, afferma il rapporto.
          CNN has reached out to the medical examiner’s office for an official date and cause of Westlake’s death.
          Court documents claim NYCDHS acted negligently in failing to follow protocols involving the entrustment of a child, placement of residents, operation maintenance, management, inspection and control of the city-run shelter where Westlake was residing at the time of the incident. The infant was covered in feces and in dire need of food and water, the lawsuit also claims.
          The agency is being sued for $ 5 milioni, per court documents.
          This was a heart-breaking tragedy and we offer our condolences to the family during this difficult period,” a Department of Social Services-DHS agency spokesperson said in a statement Sunday, adding the city will review the lawsuit when it is received.
            The circumstances around the mother’s death are still under investigation, the DHS spokesperson told CNN, and said while the agency cannot discuss specific case details due to client privacy and confidentiality laws outlined by New York Social Services Law, the five days stated in the lawsuit is inaccurate.
            The agency contacted the shelter following the incident, ha detto il portavoce, and corrective measures were taken to address concerns highlighted in the lawsuit. The shelter is now required to conduct same-night wellness checks for residents who have not signed a nightly roster, ha detto il portavoce.

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