Social Worker Beaten by Client

On her first day on the job, Jennifer MacCrone was nearly killed by a violent resident at a home for developmentally disabled adults. Her supervisor lured her into thinking the residents were safe, when he knew full well that one of them had a history of outbursts of psychotic violence. After Ms. MacCrone managed to escape after being pinned down and nearly strangled to death, her supervisor blamed her for what had happened and told her she would never be able to work in the field again if she did not return and stay on the job that night. She developed Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and her doctor told her she should hire a lawyer. We won a verdict of $1.5 million.