October 9, 2019 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

Welcome back and thanks for joining us again. We’ve been discussing Child Abuse Pediatricians, and what happens to families when they misdiagnose injuries and symptoms in children as abuse. As we shared with you in the previous article, the story of the Timmerman family in Houston, Texas, provides a very clear example of what can…

October 2, 2019 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

Getting it wrong can have terrible consequences. When a Crime Scene Investigator gets it wrong, an innocent person might go to prison. When a doctor gets it wrong, you might be treated for a disease you don’t have (and the one you do have goes untreated!). And when a Child Abuse Pediatrician (CAP) gets it…

September 26, 2019 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

Welcome back and thanks for joining us. We’ve been looking at the consequences of making false allegations of child abuse, and looking at a current case here in Michigan that deals with that exact scenario. As we mentioned in the previous article, Terry Starr, the former principal of Cherryland Middle School in Elk Rapids, is…

September 24, 2019 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

People sometimes lie. They cheat, and steal, and say whatever they think someone else needs to hear in order to get what they want out of a situation. It’s a sad truth, but one that we all have to acknowledge if we’re going to survive in the world today. Thankfully this doesn’t apply to everyone,…

September 20, 2019 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

If you’re a parent then chances are you’ve struggled to strap a screaming baby into a car seat, or wished for patience while a willful toddler insists on “doing it themselves” when it comes time to get all the safety harnesses snapped into place. (And the more they fight to do it without help always…

September 18, 2019 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

Just in case you happen to have been living under a rock for the last few years – Larry Nassar is in jail for the rest of his life, and doctors are coming under increased scrutiny now that doctor/patient sexual abuse is under the spotlight on a national level. But the ripples from the Nassar…

September 11, 2019 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

For most parents, the idea of being accused of child abuse is too horrifying to contemplate. The idea that someone would think that your own children aren’t safe in your care, or that you don’t love your kids, is beyond heartbreaking. But what few people stop to consider when thinking about the horror of false…

September 5, 2019 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

It’s not illegal to have a few drinks and let your hair down, so to speak. In fact, it’s not even against the law to stay home and get blind drunk, as long as you’re not driving anywhere. And now that weed is legal in Michigan, it’s not even illegal to sit around and get…

September 3, 2019 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

The current law on how child abuse and neglect, and suspected child abuse and neglect are dealt with, is very clear. Any type of abuse or neglect of a child (including exposure to drugs or methamphetamines) must be reported to the police. And within 24 hours of that report, they’re required to reach out to…