For 100 years, we at Gair, Gair, Conason, Rubinowitz, Bloom, Hershenhorn, Steigman & Mackauf have had the privilege of representing individuals and families whose lives were torn apart in an instant because of another person’s negligent conduct.
Through our clients’ lives we see the unimaginable: pain on parents’ faces as they struggle to accept that their child is dead; pain on a child’s face when the child realizes that their Mom or Dad will not be coming home; someone trying to learn to walk again after suffering a devastating spinal cord injury; spouses realizing that their partner in life is not the same after suffering a life changing injury. At our firm we work tirelessly to right these wrongs that result in families being torn apart. Our work is motivated by the fact that every day we witness firsthand what happens to families when a loved one is injured or lost. We know our clients would do anything to make their families whole again. We know there is nothing more important to them than their health and the health, safety and well being of their family and friends.
That is why we feel obligated to speak out against the policy recently implemented by the government of separating families who seek shelter and a better life in the United States. The fact that our government is intentionally separating children from their parents and purposefully causing unbearable suffering goes against everything that we stand for. The harm that occurs when a family is torn apart, whether through negligent or intentional conduct, is irreparable. This unconscionable policy must come to an end.