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M.B. V. Tidball

Every day, the approximately 13,000 children in the foster care custody of the state of Missouri are exposed to an unreasonable risk of serious physical and psychological harm because the state fails to maintain an adequate oversight system to ensure that psychotropic drugs are administered safely and only when necessary. This class action lawsuit, on behalf of children who are in or will be in the foster care custody of the state of Missouri, seeks to abate the substantial, ongoing, and common risks of harm resulting from these longstanding failures of the State Department of Social Services and its Children’s Division.

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