When our firm takes on high-profile cases, we realize the opportunity and responsibility of not only giving victims a voice but making the best of an otherwise horrible situation. These cases allow our team and our clients to make a difference. They allow us to bring about a change for the better so someone in the future may not have to suffer the same fate.
I have experience not just handling cases that are never reported in the media or written up in newspapers, but we also have the good fortune of being retained by clients and given their trust in representing them in high profile cases that are very much covered by the media.
One example is that I am currently representing eight families and children that were victims of the adenovirus at the Wanaque Center for Nursing & Rehabilitation. This was a tragedy that occurred where 11 children ultimately died, 36 total were infected with this virus. And this case has led to a lot of media attention. In fact, it's also led to a lot of governmental attention. There are investigations being made by the New Jersey Department of Health, by the federal government.
And I was fortunate enough to be asked to speak and testify before the New Jersey Senate Health Committee on behalf of the parents and children who were victims of this adenovirus outbreak at the Wanaque Center. And I was able to give the Senate and government of New Jersey a flavor and understanding for what these children and what their parents had to endure and are still enduring. These are medically fragile children that were entrusted 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to this Wanaque Center. And ultimately, the parents and the children had their trust betrayed by this facility.
Another high profile case that I'm currently handling is on behalf of a 17-year-old boy who, unfortunately, died in a car accident case where he and his father were parked at a gas station and a driver came careening down the highway, overdosed on heroin, and he died as a result of this accident.
Every case is important to us, but one of the things we also do is we tell parents and victims in situations and cases like this, that it's ultimately not just about taking the case to trial if necessary and having a jury render justice. But it's also about trying to make a difference for other people and other families and trying to give them a voice in the media, in the legislature, and trying to somehow in a small way make something good come out of a very horrible circumstance.