How to Stop Doctors from Misdiagnosing Child Abuse? Don’t Rely on Just One Opinion, Experts Say

How to Stop Doctors from Misdiagnosing Child Abuse? Don’t Rely on Just One Opinion, Experts Say

Mike Hixenbaugh and Keri Blakinger, NBC News (December 13, 2019)

Dr. Michael Laposata noticed a disturbing pattern two decades ago, when he was the director of clinical laboratories at Massachusetts General Hospital and a Harvard Medical School professor. The state was taking children from their parents based on mistakes by doctors. Children with bruises or internal bleeding were being misidentified as victims of abuse after doctors missed underlying medical conditions that can cause those same injuries.

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