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  • Man misdiagnosed as delusional for 20 years sues

    07/13/2014 11:33:56 PM PDT · by Innovative · 25 replies
    Tri-City Herald ^ | July 12, 2014 | AP
    A man who spent nearly 20 years locked in a state psychiatric ward in Lincoln is suing doctors for malpractice, saying he was never mentally ill during his time there. He was sent to the Lincoln Regional Center that year. For the next 20 years, regional center doctors and others involved in Montin's treatment relied on information from initial police reports that said Montin was delusional, rather than court records that showed otherwise. But last year, a regional center psychiatrist found that it was medicine Montin had taken for his injured back that had led to a medication-induced psychosis. When...
  • No release for Conn. teen caught in hospital dispute

    12/21/2013 1:51:06 PM PST · by Innovative · 19 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | Dec 21, 2013 | Neil Swidey and Patricia Wen
    Linda and Lou Pelletier of West Hartford, Conn., went into juvenile court in Boston on Friday hoping a judge would return custody of their 15-year-old daughter to them. Justina’s life has been in limbo for more than 10 months, as the teenager has remained in state custody at Boston Children’s Hospital, mostly in a locked psychiatric ward, while her parents, doctors, and lawyers fought over her future. Dr. Mark Korson, the chief of metabolism at Tufts, had been treating Justina for that disorder (mitochondrial disease) for more than a year and had sent her to Children’s only because her Tufts...
  • Family battling Massachusetts hospital to bring daughter home

    12/21/2013 5:51:00 AM PST · by Innovative · 10 replies
    Eyewitness News ^ | Decccccc20, 2013 | Karen Lee, Joseph Wenzel IV
    The saga goes back to February. The 15-year-old was getting treated for Mitochondrial Disease, which affects the muscles. When symptoms grew worse, Justina Pelletier ended up at Boston Children's Hospital. Doctors there came up with a startling diagnosis. They said Justina wasn't physically sick, but mentally sick with Somatoform Disorder. It's a mental illness where someone actually experiences physical pain. When her parents tried to take her out of the hospital, they were stopped. It's now become a custody battle between the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families and her parents.
  • Pardon Dr. Natale, surgeon found not guilty by jury of Medicare fraud - yet imprisoned for codes.

    01/17/2013 12:06:35 PM PST · by safetysign · 48 replies
    Whitehouse.gov ^ | 01/16/2013 | Staff
    Dr. John Natale, nationally recognized cardio-vascular surgeon was charged with Medicare fraud only to be found not guilty by the jury. He performed over 7500 surgeries in his career and never lost a patient on the operating table. The DOJ brought this case to court regarding 5 ruptured aneurysms performed in the emergency room on 5 elderly patients - all expected to die. Even the expert witness for the DOJ had to admit that Dr. Natale's skill as a surgeon was exemplary. The jury found that no fraud had been committed yet Judge Rebecca Pallmeyer, under the strong urging of...
  • Minn. parents who pleaded guilty to chaining son, 5, to bed are denied visitation rights.

    05/28/2011 11:01:04 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 4 replies
    StarTribune.com ^ | 5/28/11 | AP
    DEXTER, Minn. - The Dexter parents who pleaded guilty to chaining one of their sons to his bed have been denied visitation rights. Thirty-three-year-old Brian Dale Miller and 26-year-old Charity Lynn Miller requested visitation with the younger of their two sons Friday. They both pleaded guilty earlier this month to gross misdemeanor false imprisonment. They were accused of chaining their 5-year-old son to his crib and withholding food and access to the bathroom from him and his 8-year-old brother.
  • Police: Suspect threatened to kill wife, baby

    04/30/2011 6:40:10 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 7 replies
    REXBURG - What began as a complaint of domestic battery turned into an all-nighter for the Rexburg Police Department, with some of West First North being closed off Friday night and early Saturday morning. According to police, the department was alerted by a 21-year-old woman, who said her husband, Kristopher Corey Butcher, 25, had become upset when their 3-month-old baby began crying. "When she went into the baby's room the husband secured the door so she could not leave the room with the baby. (The) victim escaped by climbing out the window and entered back through another bedroom window in...
  • For the Public Record or if anything fishy should happen to me

    04/27/2011 8:55:42 AM PDT · by hyperconservative · 49 replies
    self ^ | 4/27/2011 | hyperconservative
    I, Monika E. Gasztonyi, longtime resident of Painesville, Ohio am of sound Mind, Body and Spirit. I am not in any way, shape or form suicidal. I have no desires, no notions, no thoughts, no feelings, and no plans to kill myself. So if the Painesville city police department and/or the Lake county sheriff's department tells the Local Press that I committed suicide, know in an instant that I was murdered by some very stupid person(s). Most likely someone in the so-called "law enforcement" community. Furthermore, I have no desire, no inclination, no feelings and no plans to cause bodily...
  • Michael Jackson's ex-wife to reveal everything in court

    02/01/2005 7:01:00 PM PST · by Nascardude · 95 replies · 3,651+ views
    This is London ^ | Feburary 1, 2005 | Alexa Barcia
    Michael Jackson's ex-wife Debbie Rowe has agreed to be a star witness against the singer during his child molestation trial. Ms Rowe, 37, was married to Jackson for three years and is mother of his children Prince and Paris. But she has now formally been added to the state's list of witnesses. Insiders say her testimony is likely to "blow the lid" off Jackson's bizarre lifestyle. Since the allegations of child abuse first surfaced, the former nurse has filed to regain custody of their children. She was said to have signed all rights over to Jackson after their 1999 divorce,...
  • Ranchers Sued by Civil Rights Group

    12/10/2003 8:04:34 PM PST · by AnimalLover · 248 replies · 1,114+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 10, 2003 | Arthur H. Rotstein
    WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO PROPERTY RIGHTS? A monastery official and a human rights advocacy group sued a southern Arizona ranch family Wednesday, accusing them of impersonating federal agents and violating the rights of undocumented immigrants. Border Action Network, a human rights organization, and Donald J. Mackenzie, groundskeeper for and vice president of Summerland Monastery Inc., filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court against Roger Barnett; his wife, Barbara, and his brother, incorrectly identified as Ralph. The lawsuit will be amended to correct the name Ralph to Donald, attorney Jesus Romo said. The civil action accuses the Barnetts of conspiracy to...
  • Mistaken Arrests Leave Pr. George's Murder Unsolved

    07/25/2003 6:42:05 AM PDT · by moyden2000 · 10 replies · 186+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 6/22/03 | Ruben Castaneda
    Yet they had done nothing wrong. The Arizona suspects were just the latest of five innocent people to be jailed and eventually exonerated in a homicide case that remains unsolved, hampered for months by investigative mistakes. The Sheltons and Starkey, who were held for three weeks before being freed, allege that Prince George's detectives were carelessly overzealous and that police obtained arrest warrants for them by lying in a court affidavit, saying the three admitted in interrogations that they had used the victim's debit card "To be honest, I think they just wanted somebody to lock up," Virginia Shelton said....