Suit Against County Over Shaken-Baby Misdiagnosis Survives

, The Legal Intelligencer


Claims against Lancaster County brought by the parents of an infant who was taken from them after a misdiagnosis of shaken baby syndrome have survived in federal court.

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  • MJnevetS

    In my experience as an attorney having dealt many times with children and youth services (CYS), the behavior of many of their employees has been shocking to me. In a child sex assault case, they refused to allow the parents to get a rape kit done, ‘so as not to traumatize the child‘ who was going to be sedated in the hospital in any event for another procedure, so that there would have been no ‘trauma‘. Bizarrely, when the parents brought the child to the hospital with their concerns, the hospital called CYS (which was already involved, solely because the child was autistic) to determine if THEY would give permission (parental rights were still in tact and CYS had no right to make any decisions regarding the child). As a result, police say ‘no evidence‘ rapist walks away Scott free. (I was still able to successfully prosecute the civil case against defendant and his employer in civil court). While I know there are people who are caring and work hard for the children they administer, I have yet to find one person at that organization that was at all helpful to my clients (who were the very people they should have been helping!)

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