Tag: medical

CPS Agrees to Pay $127k Sanction for Wrongful Removal of Children

CPS Agrees to Pay $127k Sanction for Wrongful Removal of Children

After 5-month-old Mason Bright fell out of a chair and injured his head, his mother rushed him to the hospital. After the hospital discovered multiple skull fractures, they suspected child abuse and reported his parents to CPS. Blood tests later determined that Mason likely had a blood clotting disorder which would cause excessive bleeding. In […]

SWAT Enters Home After Parents Disagree with Doctor Over Treatment

SWAT Enters Home After Parents Disagree with Doctor Over Treatment

After Sarah took her son to the hospital with a high fever, the doctor told them to go to the ER. After the doctor learned that Sarah had not immediately gone to the ER (because her son’s fever was going down), he called CPS. That evening, SWAT kicked in their door and removed the children. […]

Police and CPS Investigate Family After CT Scan Is Misread

Police and CPS Investigate Family After CT Scan Is Misread

All too often, innocent parents find themselves facing a CPS investigation. Once someone reports a family to social services, it can be very difficult to get out of the investigation unscathed. When Jacob Weidner was about five weeks old, he began vomiting intensely. His mother took him to the emergency room. After a CT head […]

Member Story: Hospital Says: Bring Your Daughter Back or We Are Calling CPS

Member Story: Hospital Says: Bring Your Daughter Back or We Are Calling CPS

Mrs. Henry was running some errands that morning while Mr. Henry had taken the day off to spend it with their five children.* As Mr. Henry was making breakfast, their eleven- and eight-year-old daughters, Regina and Sarah, were supposed to be outside doing their chores. Instead, they had run away…

Pennsylvania Court of Appeals Returns Daughter to Parents and Scolds Trial Court Judge

On April 6, 2016, a young girl — known only as N.M. in court documents — was extremely fussy, causing her concerned parents to bring her to the family’s pediatrician. The pediatrician diagnosed her as having an ear infection and prescribed an antibiotic.  After leaving the pediatrician’s office, N.M.’s mother felt a “popping” on N.M.’s […]

Can a Broken Arm Break a Family?

Mrs. Henry was running some errands that morning while Mr. Henry had taken the day off to spend it with their five children.* As Mr. Henry was making breakfast, their eleven- and eight-year-old daughters, Regina and Sarah, were supposed to be outside doing their chores. Instead, they had run away…

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