• Medical Kidnapping in Pennsylvania: Parents of Baby with Rickets Accused of Abuse

    Pennsylvania mother Jessica Battiato is frustrated with a doctor and a system that refuses to look for the medical cause of her baby's condition, instead placing the blame on the parents. Since her son Cesar, now 5 months old, was taken by child protective services 2 months ago, her son has been diagnosed with rickets and hypotonia by a radiology expert. However, CPS seized custody of Cesar in April, based on accusations by Penn State child abuse specialist, Dr. Kathryn Crowell, that Cesar's injuries could only be caused by abuse. Dr. Crowell has been accused of falsely testifying against parents before. In a 2009 case she accused a parent of child abuse which led to a father spending over a year in jail. A jury later found him not guilty. Jessica wants answers for her baby, and she wants her baby back home, not in a foster home. "My son needs medical attention. He doesn't need to be neglected by the state."

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  • Medical Kidnapping in Pennsylvania: Parents of Baby with Rickets Accused of Abuse

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    Pennsylvania mother Jessica Battiato is frustrated with a doctor and a system that refuses to look for the medical cause of her baby's condition, instead placing the blame on the parents. Since her son Cesar, now 5 months old, was taken by child protective services 2 months ago, her son has been diagnosed with rickets and hypotonia by a radiology expert. However, CPS seized custody of Cesar in April, based on accusations by Penn State child abuse specialist, Dr. Kathryn Crowell, that Cesar's injuries could only be caused by abuse. Dr. Crowell has been accused of falsely testifying against parents before. In a 2009 case she accused a parent of child abuse which led to a father spending over a year in jail. A jury later found him not guilty. Jessica wants answers for her baby, and she wants her baby back home, not in a foster home. "My son needs medical attention. He doesn't need to be neglected by the state."

    I am going threw the same thing with my now 3 month old how more than likely has rickets and am being acuse of child abuse I need to talk with Jessica and MY FAMILY NEEDS HELP MY BOYS NEED TO COME HOME!


  • Medical Kidnapping in Pennsylvania: Parents of Baby with Rickets Accused of Abuse

    my son had his three children taken from in 2005 2 were adopted by the foster parents they were the younger ones .the oldest is 16 I have been in contact with cys telling them that I will take him if you know any body that can help me please contact me please!!! they do this to a lot of people no proof of wrong doing I hope the courts find in your favor I happy you took your child to a Dr to confirm your story
  • Medical Kidnapping in Pennsylvania: Parents of Baby with Rickets Accused of Abuse

    Ellie-Maldonado said: > my son had his three children taken from in 2005 2 were adopted by the foster parents they were the younger ones .the oldest is 16 I have been in contact with cys telling them that I will take him if you know any body that can help me please contact me please!!! they do this to a lot of people no proof of wrong doing I hope the courts find in your favor I happy you took your child to a Dr to confirm your story You may share your story with us here: https://medicalkidnap.com/contactus/, and check out our Resource page here: https://medicalkidnap.com/resources/ We also encourage everyone to click on "Join the Discussion" in the main story to leave your comments directly on the article. You can also visit our HIN Community and comment via this link: https://community.healthimpactnews.com/
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    Same thing happened to me 13 years ago. I brought my daughter to the ER because she was not acting normal and would not eat. The er said nothing was wrong, but I insisted something was. Next thing I knew CPS was there because my daughter was hypothermic and was losing weight (why I brought her in) they said it was neglect. They placed her in the care of CPS and kept her in the hospital. CPS took all 3 of my children. They placed my 2 oldest with my family but kept my baby in foster care although we begged to keep them together. In the end, they threatened to take all 3 and put them up for adoption, but told me if I signed away my rights to my baby, then I could have my other 2 back. This went on for a year. No trial....just court date after court date. My girls needed me, so I signed the damn paper and just like that my 2 older ones were returned home, and the baby was adopted by the Foster mom that had her all along. I'm not sure how as soon as I signed the paper, I was no longer a "danger to my children". Later on I found out that while they had my daughter in the hospital (I was not allowed to visit) she was diagnosed with pneumonia, symptoms for newborns is hypothermia and weight loss.
  • Medical Kidnapping in Pennsylvania: Parents of Baby with Rickets Accused of Abuse

    Just watched the video by Katie Couric. Wonderful! Thank you, Katie. Thank you, guest families. Thank you, Medical Kidnap!
  • Medical Kidnapping in Pennsylvania: Parents of Baby with Rickets Accused of Abuse

    Oh, My goodness! The world just changed! Parents, you get your baby back! The U.S. Supreme Court's decision of yesterday is a landmark decision which may change how Juvenile Courts must operate from now on. I just wrote a few minutes ago that they can take a baby away based only on the preponderance of evidence, which is essentially the flip of a coin. This burden of proof is extremely low. NOW, it has become a Constitutional right, by the decision of the Supreme Court, for people to marry and have children, a right which the states cannot easily take away. The burden of proof to take away someone's Constitutional right is much higher than preponderance of evidence. I believe this will help many grieving parents get their babies back from Child Protective Services, because they did not prove ANYTHING. They merely took the children away on the POSSIBILITY alone that there was some risk to the child, based on their poor understanding of medical science, the uninformed testimony of non-expert "experts," and the highly monetary motivation for CPS to KEEP children from being returned to their parents, whether the parents did anything wrong or not. I'm not exactly sure of all the details and ramifications of this new decision, but a friend who has read the decision already has advised me of it and leads me to believe that it could have wonderful effects on the many CPS cases currently being considered. I'm not a legal scholar, so I can't say a lot, but I'm hopeful. Read the 140-page Supreme Court Decision on Gay Marriage and the Constitutional right to marry and have children. (I haven't read it yet myself, but I'm going to.)
  • Medical Kidnapping in Pennsylvania: Parents of Baby with Rickets Accused of Abuse

    Good God! What can be more obvious? This child must be returned immediately! This story is so much like ours! (1) The absolute refusal to allow the baby to go to extended family. (2) The hospital claiming that "all tests came back negative," when they did not, or when not all tests were done. (3) The automatic default diagnosis of abuse, when medical "experts" do not know enough medicine to accurately diagnose the true medical cause of the problem. (4) The REFUSAL by the medical people to research and look further, thus subjecting the precious baby to LACK of needed medical care, while all this is being sorted out. (5) The diagnosis of abuse, even though there are NO indications of abuse, such as bruises and burns. (6) The jumping to conclusions by CPS that "the doctor says it, therefore it must be true" that abuse happened, even though there is NO corroborating evidence of abuse, such as bruises and burns, eye witness accounts, history of family violence, abuse of drugs or anything like that. (7) The removal of a baby MERELY by the "preponderance of evidence," i.e., by the flip of a coin. 51% yes, 49% no. (8) The removal of a baby when there is NO provable immediate risk to the baby. Thank God you've got Dr. Ayoub on the case!