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Tort/Negligence – Domestic Relations – Parent & Child – Administrative – DSS Placement – Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress (access required)

Bass v. South Carolina Department of Social Services Within her 24-hour investigation window, a DSS caseworker interviewed family members and learned that plaintiffs’ children became sick after the plaintiff-mother administered their medicine; the caseworker also obtained the plaintiff-parents’ consent to have the children’s medical information released to DSS; and she obtained the children’s toxicology report. While the investigation was far from perfect, there is no evidence in the record indicating DSS failed to exercise slight care.

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