Disgusting. A doctor at one hospital makes a diagnosis, writes prescriptions which you have filled. He orders treatment for your child, and you comply. Then one day your child’s doctor is unavailable and you go to a different one, who then causes the state to charge you with child abuse and take your kid from you.
Think that’s a far-fetched scenerio?
Doctors at Tufts Medical Center claim Justina is suffering from mitochondrial disorder, a genetic disorder that affects how cells produce energy. But when her regular doctor was unavailable, Justina was brought to Boston Children’s Hospital, where doctors decided that her symptoms were psychosomatic—meaning, they were the result of a mental illness.
Boston Children’s Hospital reported the Pelletiers to Massachusetts’ Department of Children and Families for over-medicating Justina. The state assumed custody of the child.
Since then, the Pelletiers have said that their daughter’s condition worsened dramatically. They claim the child hasn’t been properly cared for or given access to education. The parents aren’t allowed to take photos of Justina, but say that her stomach is bloated and that there are red lines running along her abdomen. The child now uses a wheelchair to get around.
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