Bronx, NY asked in Child Custody and Health Care Law for New York

Q: Am I forced to have a procedure done on my child who already has shown improvement in health without this procedure?

My child has recently gotten sick he appeared to be lethargic and we were concerned not wanting to wait the next day we went to the nearest emergency room at this E.R. we were immediately suspected of being bad parents and neglectful of our child an attendee accused that we had let our child get into someone's medicine this accusation was made before test which proved unfounded and to be untrue after which we advised to give consent for a lumbar puncture which none of us wanted to do yet these doctors keep insisting we tried to move to another hospital and they threaten to call child services on us unless have child admitted following day during a checkup nurse found a tick in the child ear since the removal child health, movement, has all improved hes eating drinking yet we are still being pressured to do this test

1 Lawyer Answer
Nina Mironenko
Nina Mironenko
  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Huntington, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: Absolutely not. Get your child's pediatrician on your side and have her/him provide documentation of your child's improvement.

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