Thursday, May 3, 2012

(UK): Chris and Julia Norton; Took son to hospital with a bump on his head; Banned from being alone with kids for 7 months. The Mirror;

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STORY: "We took our boy to A and E with a bump on his head...then we were banned from being alone with kids for seven months," by Nick Owens, published in the Mirror on April 29, 2012.

GIST: "A couple were banned from being alone with their two young children after they were wrongly accused of abusing their baby. Worried Chris and Julia Norton took 10-week-old Harry to ­hospital when a lump appeared on his head... but doctors blamed THEM for causing the injury. Harry was later ­diagnosed with osteogenesis ­imperfecta, a rare brittle-bone disease which means a light touch can snap his bones. But it was seven months before the ordeal was over.........Julia and Chris, 46, first took Harry to Hinchingbrooke ­Hospital in Cambridge after a bruise ­appeared on his chest in 2009. Doctors thought it was an ­allergic reaction to a spider bite and he was sent home. But more bruises followed. And when the lump ­appeared on his head, his anxious parents took him back to hospital. Julia said: “The doctor asked if we knew where it had come from. Then she said they were trained to suspect abuse.  I  couldn’t believe we were accused of ­harming our baby.”



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