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A year ago my darghter and myself had to take my granddaughter to north side hospital in Canton GA because she attempted suicide they admitted her . My daughter and I left the hospital they called family services family service came and took granddaughter under custody because her mother and I left without telling them. Is that qualify my daughter and I grounds for a law suit against the hospital and family services

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I the grandmother was granted temp custody of her until mother had therapy and was supposed to get her back oct 9 and we found yesterday that she is still under defac and still under my custody

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Hi,

I'm Lucy, and I'd be happy to answer your questions today. I'm sorry to hear that this happened.

The hospital has not only a right, but also an obligation to call Child Services whenever they believe a child is in danger. If they had any reason to be concerned, they have to file a report. They'd be breaking the law if they didn't. Since your granddaughter attempted suicide, they likely would have called even if you hadn't left the hospital.

There can be a cause of action where someone maliciously calls child services and files a false report. To win that case, you have to be able to show that CPS found the charges to be unfounded. Here, where they took your granddaughter away from her mother and gave her to you, that's not something you'd be able to prove. Unless you could show that they specifically made false statements against you to CPS, knowing they were untrue, I'm afraid there's no lawsuit here.

I apologize that this was probably not the Answer you were hoping to receive. However, it would be unfair to you and unprofessional of me were I to provide you with anything less than truthful and honest information. I hope you understand. Please rate my answer positively so I get paid for the time spent answering your questions. If you're on a mobile device, you may have to scroll to the left. Thank you.

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