Welcome back and thanks for joining us. We’ve been talking about a case that’s unfolding right now in our neighboring state of Wisconsin regarding a mother who is accused of abusing her daughter by subjecting her to unnecessary and invasive surgical procedures. In essence, it’s a classic case of Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy, or that’s what the prosecutor is calling it.
These allegations raise questions about our rights as parents.
But it raises some very interesting issues about parenting in an age when all of the medical decisions you make as a parent on behalf of your child are scrutinized by doctors. And if doctors disagree with your choices, or you disagree with theirs, it can have disastrous results. Especially when CPS is more likely to believe a doctor than a parent, and the police will always value the opinion of a medical “expert” over a mother.
“You are considered sane until you disagree with the doctor.”
It’s an old adage, but it’s so true. Doctors are considered to be experts in their fields, and disagreeing with them when you clearly don’t have the years of schooling and the fancy degrees can make you look ‘crazy.’ It’s happened to a surprising number of parents over the years, who’ve refused treatments for their kids because their religious beliefs prohibit it, or they simply don’t agree with the diagnosis. Either way, it’s never well received by the medical community.
There’s a blurred line between parenting rights and doctor’s expertise
In most cases, it doesn’t happen because the doctor is malicious, or because the parents are neglectful. Most doctors are just doing what they believe is right, and most parents are just doing what they believe is best for their kids. The problems come when those opinions can’t find common ground. When parents and doctors completely disagree, but it’s the medical community that cops and CPS will listen to. That’s when you parental rights start eroding, and the state steps in to tell you how to parent your kids.
Allegations of medical neglect or abuse can escalate quickly!
If CPS gets a call from a hospital, where a doctor is claiming there’s a child whose parents are refusing necessary medical treatments, the agency enters the picture already assuming you’re a child abuser. They also assume right off the bat that your kid is a victim. It’s a forgone conclusion, and there’s no room for any other option in their mind. They’re starting from the point of view that you did something bad, and everything they do will be done to support that opinion. So as you can see, this whole situation can escalate very quickly.
What to do if a doctor calls CPS on your for medical neglect or abuse.
If you or a loved one have disagreed with a doctor’s diagnosis or recommended treatment, and you’ve been reported for medical abuse or neglect as a result, you’ve got a major battle ahead. Unfortunately, once a doctor has made an allegation against you, you’ll typically be presumed guilty until proven innocent. Here at The Kronzek Firm, our experienced CPS defense team has spent decades successfully helping parents fight doctor’s mistakes and lies. We know exactly what you’re up against, and we can help you fight and win! Call 866 766 5245 right now, and protect yourself and your parenting rights.