This is a parents worst nightmare. You bring your daughter to the hospital for the flu and hours later you are escorted out by police and told that the hospital now has custody of your daughter because you disagree with the diagnosis. And that is exactly what happened to Justina Pelletier and her family.
According to FOXCT,
Justina was diagnosed with mitochondrial disease a few years ago. It’s a genetic disorder that can cause loss of muscle coordination and weakness.
Despite that diagnosis she lived a normal life.
But last February, she also got the flu and was admitted to Boston Children’s Hospital to see her specialist.
Almost immediately, a different team of doctors delivered a different diagnosis, questioning the original diagnosis of mitochondrial disease.