'Take Care of Maya' trial begins

VENICE, Fla. - Opening statements begin Thursday in a case made widely known by the Netflix documentary ‘Take Care of Maya’. The Kowalski family claims the actions of doctors, the Department of Children and Families and Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital pushed the mother of a then 9-year-old girl to take her life and filed a $200 million lawsuit against the medical center. The family already settled with the DCF Suncoast Center and child abuse pediatrician Dr. Sally Smith who once worked for the center, but is no longer employed by the organization.

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