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Munchausen by Proxy?

It’s a tragic story. Garnett Spears, a 5-year-old boy, was given deadly amounts of sodium through his feeding bag, allegedly by his mother. After beginning treatment, hospital tests revealed unusually high amounts of sodium in the boy’s body, which accounted for … Continue reading

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Munchausen by Proxy Allegations in Arizona

Allegations of child abuse can come from a number of sources.  Teachers, caretakers, physicians, and some other professionals are required to report their suspicions of abuse due to Arizona’s “mandatory reporting” statute (A.R.S. § 13-3620), leading to CPS investigations in … Continue reading

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Defending A Parent Accused of Munchausen By Proxy

Defending A Parent Accused of Munchausen by Proxy Munchausen syndrome is a ‘sexy’ diagnosis and allegation.  While the term only entered legal and medical vocabulary in the mid-1970s, it has become rather in-vogue.  Hollywood made it popular in movies such … Continue reading

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