4th Circ. Revives Detained Migrant Kids' Mental Health Claim

Law360 (January 12, 2021, 11:13 PM EST) -- The Fourth Circuit on Tuesday reversed a Virginia federal court's decision to toss a claim brought by a putative class of detained unaccompanied immigrant children who allege they were denied adequate mental health care, saying the district court applied the wrong standard for determining the adequacy of care.

In a split opinion, the appellate court reversed a Roanoke federal judge's decision to toss the children's claim that they did not receive adequate mental health care from the Shenandoah Valley Juvenile Center Commission, finding that the district court should have used the standard of professional judgment rather than the standard of deliberate...

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