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misdiagnosis causes mom to seek full custody

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • February 10, 2007
  • 02:24 PM

My ex-wife felt it upon herself to have a nutrionist look at our 11 year old daughter to see if she had an eating disorder. The nutrionist felt my daughter had a swallowing/gagging problem and said she should not eat anything unsupervised as she may choke. I disagreed with this as she had never gagged or choked before and I feel my daughter when she said certain foods made her "gag" was using that term as a slang. (like cooked peas make me gag)

Well, because I refused to abide by the nutrionist's recommendation my ex-wife stated she would call local social services on me and filed a motion in court to obtain full custody as she felt I could not properly care for my daughter. That was in June '06, and since then we have had my daughter see numerous specialists including a feeding team and all results have found my daughter does not have a swallowing/gagging problem and is a normal, healthy girl that just is a picky eater. I now have almost $8,000 in legal fees and my ex-wife is still proceeding with her court action. Any case study on medical malpractice for misdiagnosis? I'm planning on going after the nutrionist.

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