Medical child abuse (MCA), sometimes known as Munchausen-by-Proxy, is a syndrome that involves a caregiving adult purposefully keeping a child ill. The adult, usually a parent, will either repeatedly report false claims of illness to a doctor or produce illness in the child through poisoning or another means. These actions are usually taken with the aim of garnering sympathy and attention from others. This can lead to a litany of unnecessary tests, treatments, therapies, and possibly even surgeries. Because of the dire nature of this condition and the often irreparable harm it can cause to children, it is taken very seriously and prosecuted most severely in court.
However, many of the warning signs that lead to an accusation of Munchausen-by-Proxy are synonymous with the struggles that a parent may endure when their child is suffering from an unidentified disease.
If you have been accused or charged with medical child abuse, it is of the utmost importance that you contact a skilled Southfield criminal defense attorney at once. With such a weighty claim, your future, opportunities, and reputation could be on the line. Even what you may think of as harmless statements to either law enforcement or loved ones can be used against you in court. Our legal team at Satawa Law, PLLC is here to provide you with solid legal defense. We help clients throughout the State of Michigan.
If you would like to speak to a Southfield criminal defense lawyer in strict confidence, please request a complimentary initial consultation at our firm. We can give you our informed advice about how to proceed in a way that can get you a favorable outcome. Share the details of what you are going through and we can take the next step together. We are here to give you hope and help you through this difficult time.
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