SHOCK!!! KANSAS CITY MOM FACES MÜNCHAUSEN BY PROXY SYNDROME ALLEGATIONS AMID HOSPITAL MEDICAL DRAMA CUSTODY BATTLE FOR HER SON!!!
Check this Kansas City story that reminds us to remain distrustful of the medical industrial complex . . .
National media have put the sordid story of a Kansas City mom's custody battle on blast and it's surprising that local media haven't offered much coverage . . . Soooooo our blog community wanted to note this important custody battle in the age of Obamacare.
NATIONAL NEWS CONTROVERSY: A KANSAS CITY MOM WHO HAD HER SON TAKEN AWAY IN A DISPUTE WITH A CHICAGO HOSPITAL!!!
"The staff alleged that Michelle Rider, of Kansas City, Mo., exhibited hallmark characteristics of Munchausen by proxy syndrome, also called "medical child abuse" — a rare condition in which a caregiver subjects a minor to unnecessary medical procedures."
Definition of terms . . . Münchausen syndrome by proxy . . . Yes, yes, just like in the Sixth Sense.
More . . .
"The boy has since been placed in a Chicago-area foster home and is still in temporary custody of DCFS as Rider battles the Cook County court’s Child Protection Division to prove she is a fit parent . . .
“They just made up bogus allegations to defend their actions because they didn’t want to transfer my son,” Rider said of Lurie Children’s Hospital. “They even told Boston Children’s Hospital that my son was getting better, which just isn’t true.”
The mother adamantly denied the allegations of “medical child abuse” saying there are records of her son’s symptoms continuing even after the hospital took custody of him."
Seriously, scary story that's interesting to read about before they make it into a pay cable movie with Laura Linney.
Links . . .
Daily Caller: Kansas City Mother Battles Hospital To Regain Custody Of Son
The Blaze: She Wanted to Transfer Her Son to a Different Hospital for Better Treatment – Now She’s Living Her ‘Nightmare’
Chicago Tribune: Woman fights Lurie Children's Hospital on medical child abuse claims . . . Sick son placed in protective custody amid accusations