ABA Section of Litigation
Ricardo Mendoza, age eight, awoke early on an April morning in his home in Monterrey,Mexico, with a sharp pain in his right leg. When he tried to stand, the pain shot up through his thigh, causing him to cry out. His mother, Maria, rushed into his room and discovered her youngest child on the floor, scared and sobbiing Ricardo’s older sister Teresa followed; his older brother Ruben slept through it all. His father, Carlos, a long-haul trucker with his own rig, was somewhere far away on the road...