Welcome back and thanks for joining us again for this discussion about how to handle a situation where a medical professional has misdiagnosed child abuse. Nothing could be more awful for a parent than to take your child to the hospital to get them help, and then be accused of causing whatever is hurting them.
Yet it happens regularly (not all the time, certainly, but often enough…). Parents bring their kids in, sick or in pain, hoping for answers and what they get instead is accusations and false allegations. Suddenly a loving parent is made out to be a violent abuser, and nothing they say can change the doctor’s mind. So what can you do?
How does an innocent parent prove they’re really innocent?
The hardest thing in the world to do, is to prove is a negative. In a court of law, the legal burden of proof refers to the obligation of the prosecution to produce evidence that will back the claims they made against you. In other words, they’re required to prove that you harmed your child, which they will try to do with the help of doctor’s testimony and medical information. But how do you prove you didn’t hurt your child.
Most parents aren’t able to prove that “they weren’t there when it happened” because they probably were. Or that they didn’t touch their child, because they did (how else do you care for a child?). So proving that you weren’t the cause of your child’s injuries is extremely difficult, because it requires that you prove a negative. And that’s where you’re lawyer comes in.
A good defense attorney can undermine false allegations
There are many ways to fight false allegations, and none of them are easy. But with a skilled and experienced defense attorney on your team you have a much better chance of winning this battle. So hire the best defense attorney available to you. Pick one that has a track record of success with child abuse cases, and a history of winning cases. And then start doing your homework.
Call all your relatives. Gather as much information as you can on your family’s medical history. Diseases and rare conditions often run in families, and there’s always the chance that one of your distant aunts or cousins had rickets, or brittle bones, or a child that died unexpectedly of SIDs. All of this could be relevant to your case. Also, reach out to friends and family, and create a list of people who would be willing to provide character witnesses for you. Ask your attorney what else you can do to support your case – there are always lots of way to help!
Make sure you’ve got the best defense team on your side!
Unfortunately, once a doctor has made an allegation against you, you’ll be presumed guilty until proven innocent. All it takes is a single unfounded accusation from someone deemed an “expert” in the field, and you could lose your children in the blink of an eye. It’s heartbreaking. But there are options available to you.
Here at The Kronzek Firm, our experienced child abuse and neglect defense team has spent decades successfully helping parents fight doctor’s mistakes and lies. Falsely accused parents, allegations based on shaky science, and medical “experts” who never took the time to search for underlying medical causes. 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 family from a doctor’s tragic mistakes.