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Lymetoo
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KJC Law Firm is pleased to announce another significant victory for Justina Pelletier against Dr. Alice Newton and others. A medical malpractice tribunal has confirmed that KJC Law Firm set forth a viable claim of medical malpractice against Dr. Newton and her colleagues.

The complaint alleges that they misdiagnosed Justina Pelletier, cut her off from all communication with her long-time treating doctors, and falsely accused her parents of abusing her...ultimately resulting in her wrongful imprisonment in a locked psychiatric ward and other facilities for over one year.

This is a huge development in the law and the fight for the rights of parents, patients, and even doctors. The case will now proceed through the long process of discovery in order to prepare for trial. Congratulations to the Pelletier family!


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THIS IS WHAT MELISSA KERINS WAS FIGHTING FOR!! (merrygirl)

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Catgirl
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Awesome! Merrygirl would love it!

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Lymetoo
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She's smiling down from heaven!

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Absolutely fantastic!

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This is huge, if this can set a legal precedent for families who have been messed with!!

I still want the Melissa Kerins or Merrygirl award for activism to happen! Remember she said she still felt she had a lot more to do as a Lyme activist? I feel it's only fair to honor her efforts by awarding someone or a group in her name annually at some Lyme event. JMHO.

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That would be great, Robin .. but I'm not sure how that would be accomplished.

I do hope the hospital takes a BIG HIT .. but it will be VERY HARD to make progress against them. They are a huge machine.

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Very, very good news! And no matter how long it takes, it is now out there for the public to witness the mistreatment, misdiagnosis, and abuse of a family by the established medical community.

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I like to keep this in front of the public, that is for sure. They need to know to keep their kids away from that place.

---And any hospital could do the same thing.

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miss merry but am glad to hear it. hope her husband is doing ok. anybody heard?

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He posts photos of her and of the kids. I think he's holding his own. I hope the kids are "OK."

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