Wisconsin Doctors Afraid to Bring Their Children to Their own Hospital Due to Fear of Medical Kidnapping
Dr. John Cox and his wife, Dr. Sadie Dobrozsi, haven’t seen their daughter since Child Protective Services placed her in foster care eight months ago. Photo by Darren Hauck – NBC News
Comments by Brian Shilhavy
Editor, Health Impact News
Reporter Mike Hixenbaugh and NBC News have done a phenomenal job of bringing to the public’s attention the problems of medical kidnapping at the hands of Child Abuse Pediatricians.
They published a follow-up article this week out of Wisconsin, where they previously covered the story of Dr. John Cox and his wife, Dr. Sadie Dobrozsi, who had their 1-month-old daughter taken away by Child Protective Services based on the testimony of Child Abuse Specialists who claimed their daughter was abused.
Their investigative report apparently caused such a backlash, that Hixenbaugh reports:
Health Impact News started MedicalKidnap.com in 2014 to start publishing all the family stories we were receiving regarding the widespread practice of taking children away from loving families based mostly on the accusations of doctors, many of them Child Abuse Specialists.At one internal meeting this week, some Children’s Wisconsin doctors told administrators from the Medical College of Wisconsin — which employs physicians who practice at the hospital — that without swift policy changes, they would hesitate to bring their own children to the hospital following accidental injuries, fearing that a medical mistake or overreaction could lead Child Protective Services to break their families apart.
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Doctors at Wisconsin hospital call for changes amid backlash over child abuse casesBy Mike Hixenbaugh
In the days after an NBC News investigation revealed problems with a major hospital’s handling of a suspected child abuse case, members of the hospital’s medical staff criticized senior administrators and demanded changes, according to several people who attended a series of internal staff meetings.
The article, published last week, detailed the case of Dr. John Cox, a former emergency room physician at Children’s Wisconsin, who was charged with abusing his 1-month-old daughter, based largely on medical reports from child abuse specialists at his own hospital. More than 15 other medical experts who treated the baby or later reviewed the case concluded that the hospital’s child abuse team made serious errors, but Child Protective Services took her anyway, NBC News reported.
The reporting sparked public backlash aimed at Children’s Wisconsin and state child welfare authorities — including from within the hospital.
Several physicians told administrators during a series of staff “listening sessions” held in response to the reporting that they had serious concerns about the work of the hospital’s child abuse specialists, and some asked for an external investigation of their practices, according to four Children’s Wisconsin doctors who attended the meetings and spoke to a reporter on the condition of anonymity.
Numerous physicians from across the hospital have spoken out at the meetings, attendees said, including cardiologists, neonatologists and infectious disease specialists.
At one internal meeting this week, some Children’s Wisconsin doctors told administrators from the Medical College of Wisconsin — which employs physicians who practice at the hospital — that without swift policy changes, they would hesitate to bring their own children to the hospital following accidental injuries, fearing that a medical mistake or overreaction could lead Child Protective Services to break their families apart.
At another meeting last week, hospital executives committed to conducting an external review of the hospital’s child abuse team, according to interviews and staff emails shared with a reporter. But three doctors who attended the meeting said they worry the investigation won’t be truly independent.
So far, the message from senior administrators has been, “trust the system, trust the process,” according to physicians who attended the meetings.
Read the full article at NBC News .“It’s felt very much like damage control,” one doctor said. “Every step of the way, it feels like they are just working to minimize corporate liability.”
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