Boston Hospital Rips Custody from Parents of 15 Year Old Over Diagnosis Dispute

This is one of the worst nightmares that parents could possible face.  They have a beautiful young teenage daughter who is diagnosed with mitochondrial disease by her doctors.  They prescribed treatments with drugs and surgeries.  With the prescribed treatments, she has been living the active and normal life of a 15 year old teenage girl.

Nine months ago, Justina Pelletier caught the flu.  Knowing her medical history, her parents took her to Boston Children’s Hospital to see a specialist.  While at the hospital, a new team of doctors took over Justina’s case and subsequently came up with a different diagnosis than her previous doctor.  They determined that Justina was suffering from samatoform disease, a form of mental illness which calls for an entirely different set of treatments.  They ordered the girl to go off of all her medications.

Justina’s parents, Lou and Linda disagreed with the new doctors at Boston Children’s Hospital.  That’s when the doctors accused her parents of creating the disorder by over medicalizing her.  Hospital security quickly ushered the parents out of the hospital and four days later they were informed that they no longer had legal custody of their daughter.

A copy of a statement made by a Children’s Hospital doctor stated:

“Due to concerns regarding Justina’s regressive behavior changes around her family, the multiple medical procedures and care episodes she has been through…and both parents’ resistance towards recommended treatment plans for Justina… a Child protection team was convened… A 51A was filed and DCF immediately places Justina in their custody.”

Justina has remained in the hospital for the past 9 nine months undergoing who knows what kind of treatment that her parents have no knowledge or say about.  Her parents have been allowed to see her for one hour once a week since they lost custody of their daughter.

The Pelletier’s are legally fighting to get their daughter back. They have provided the hospital with copies of all of Justina’s medical records along with statements from her previous doctor to prove they were following doctor’s orders and not trying to over medicalize their daughter.  Some of the documents they provided came from Dr. Mark Korson, the specialist from Tufts Medical Center that has been treating Justina.  Dr. Korson is Chief of Metabolism Service and Director of Metabolic Disorders Clinic as well serving as an Associate Professor at Tufts University School of Medicine.  Tufts would not allow Korson to submit to a media interview, but the Pelletiers provided the media with an email Korson sent to their attorney which stated in part:

“I am dismayed…it feels like Justina’s treatment team is out to prove the diagnosis at all costs…the team has demanded that Justina be removed from the home…this represents the most severe and intrusive intervention a patient can undergo…for a clinical hunch.”

Probably due to all of the negative publicity the hospital, the judge in the case has placed a gag order on all involved.  The next hearing is Dec. 5, which is only 9 days prior to Justina’s 10 month stay at the hospital and away from her parents.


The case of Justina Pelletier is part of a growing trend of hospitals empowering themselves through Obama’s socialized medical program to usurp parental authority and custody at will.  Earlier this year, I reported on the case of Alex and Anna Nikolayev who had their 5 month old son Sammy forcibly ripped out of their arms in their home after they sought a second medical opinion which offended doctors at one hospital.

Scott and Jodi Farris also faced the medical nightmare of temporarily losing custody of their newborn daughter when Jodi questioned nurses about what they were doing to her baby.  After being told that her little girl was healthy but after Jodi questioned an injection they were about to give the newborn, she was suddenly told her baby wasn’t doing well and that she needed to remain in the hospital.  A social worked showed up and threatened Jodi that if she didn’t submit to allowing her baby to be given the injection, which they claimed was only a vitamin K shot, that she would call the police and social services would assume custody of the baby.

Ken and Erin Stieler also faced a medical nightmare with their son Jacob.  Jacob had been successfully treated for cancer a couple years earlier and had been cancer free for over a year.  Then they were contacted by state health officials that demanded that Jacob get another round of powerful anti-cancer drugs because Obamacare guidelines demanded it.  Being cancer free, Jacob didn’t need the treatment and his doctors said that the drugs being prescribed by the state health people would definitely make him quite ill and could even be fatal.  The Stieler’s were threatened with charges of medical negligence if they did not submit their son to a treatment that could take him from being healthy and cancer free to making him so ill that he could die.

This folks if the new face of Obamacare’s socialized medicine.  In a socialist state, parental rights are ignored and thrown by the wayside.  The state and professional institutions believe they have the right of total control and custody of your children.  If you do anything to disagree with them or try to protect your child, they will lie, cheat and do whatever they believe is necessary to steal your child from you and make them a ward of someone else who will bow down to their authority.  Every time you take your child to the doctor, you never know what might happen as a result.  I’m not trying to scare you away from seeking medical treatment, but want you to be aware of a nightmarish trend.