Tag: medical

Member Story: Hospital mistake leads to failed drug test

Member Story: Hospital mistake leads to failed drug test

Terry and Maria Ward* planned to have their baby at a birthing center with a midwife. But when complications during labor arose, they transferred to the hospital for a c-section. After a successful delivery, a social worker on staff at the hospital visited the Wards in their room with some concerns. She informed them that […]

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 […]

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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