Principles of Res Ipsa Loquitur Apply to Proof of Child Abuse and Neglect

dc.creatorMiller, Laura M.
dc.date.accessioned2019-09-25T20:07:33Z
dc.date.available2019-09-25T20:07:33Z
dc.date.issued1977
dc.description.abstractExamines the Texas Court of Civil Appeals for Dallas’s case Higgins v. Dallas County Child Welfare Unit. The court in Higgins held that the principles of res ipsa loquitur may be applied to prove termination is warranted for child abuse and neglect. A two-part test was adopted: “First, the party seeking to terminate the parent-child relationship must show serious injury or detriment to the child's health that would normally not occur in the absence of parental abuse or neglect. Second, the party must show parental control of the child during the time that the injuries are alleged to have occurred.” The author is unsure whether an affirmative finding of these elements terminates parental rights or provides a rebuttable inference of abuse or neglect.en_US
dc.identifier.citation9 Tex. Tech L. Rev. 335en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2346/85100
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherTexas Tech Law Reviewen_US
dc.subjectChild abuseen_US
dc.subjectChild neglecten_US
dc.subjectRes ipsa loquituren_US
dc.subjectParental rightsen_US
dc.subjectInvoluntary termination of parent-child relationshipen_US
dc.subjectHiggins v. Dallas County Child Welfare Uniten_US
dc.subjectCase noteen_US
dc.titlePrinciples of Res Ipsa Loquitur Apply to Proof of Child Abuse and Neglecten_US
dc.title.alternativeFamily Law—Parental Rights—Principles of Res Ipsa Loquitur Apply to Proof of Child Abuse and Neglecten_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
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