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Do No Harm Podcast

Do No Harm Podcast

This new podcast from NBC, Do No Harm, demonstrates the dangers of going up against child protective services without an attorney advocating on your behalf. The Brights’ lives were turned upside down and their children removed after a doctor misdiagnosed an injury as evidence of child abuse. They were treated as guilty until proven innocent. […]

What Does a CPS Home Visit Look Like?

What Does a CPS Home Visit Look Like?

In most investigations by child protective services (CPS), the investigator is required by protocol to conduct a “home visit.” This is especially the case when the allegations involve younger children or the condition of the home. During the home visit, the investigator will typically conduct a walk-through of the entire house and take pictures along […]

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. […]

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 […]

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