Grand Forks, ND asked in Family Law and Criminal Law for North Dakota

Q: Is it illegal for a doctor to accuse parents for child abuse when the child was only disabled?

My son has been having problems since birth. We took him in for a COLD and doctors saw him and assumed he was a victim of child abuse because of his appreacnce (eyes are cooked, small head, wiggles his fingers and have seizures about 4 every hour, he is almost 2 but looks like 7 months )

We would tell them he was born this way but they kept doing X-rays, test, called cps. Asked questions like if we could handle him, why does he cry when they leave the room..

until his city doctors told them he was born this way and after they recived his medical history than they believed us and started to treat us nicer..

But they called cps because of his appearance ! They didn't see bruises or anything sign of abuse they assumed just by looking at him

they said he didn't look "normal" and I never felt so offended and sad for my son ..

Is this wrong ?

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Lucas Wynne

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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • St. Louis Park, MN
  • Licensed in North Dakota

A: As soon as CPS gets involved, you need an attorney. You should ask Justia to remove this question because it could potentially be used against you.

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