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
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
All too often, innocent parents find themselves facing a CPS investigation. Once someone reports a family to social services, it can be very difficult to get out of the investigation unscathed.
Last year, after Jessica Porten told the nurse at her newborn daughter’s first appointment that she was experiencing symptoms of postpartum depression, the nurse called the police.
In 2010, after Michelle Mitchell’s physician recommended she have a cesarean section, her doctor threatened to call CPS if she did not consent to it.
Olivia was 9-years-old, caught a stomach bug, then stopped eating and walking. The hospital ordered psychotherapy for 35 hours a week and said her parents could not be involved. The parents said no,
"Could he have some horrible health condition we knew nothing about? One thing I didn’t even think about was how it would look to the doctors and CPS."