This series of posts discusses the Justina Pelletier case, where healthcare providers at Boston Children’s Hospital kidnapped the sick teen from her family, falsely imprisoned her while emboldened by the State of Massachusetts, and abused her for about a year.
The family is now suing for malpractice, and I am providing evidence that the accused provider perpetrators, who are Alice Newton, Jurriaan Peters, and Simona Bujoreanu, may be displaying symptoms of Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy (MSbP) Perpetration – Provider Type. As I say in earlier posts, the family does not display any symptoms of being an MSbP family, but unfortunately, the press doesn’t seem to be looking into the possibility of provider perpetrators.
Similarities between Dr. Meadow and Dr. Newton
According to the Boston Globe article on Dr. Newton, she labored in relative obscurity for years. She originally wanted to be a surgeon, but got fascinated in the 1990s about how medicine needed to cooperate with legal in the prosecution of child abuse.
The similarities to Meadow are striking:
- Suddenly, Newton burst on the scene – the way Meadow did – only much later, in the early 2000s, just as Meadow himself was going down.
- Like Meadow, Newton had a few high profile cases about shaken babies overturned – one involving Irish nanny Aisling Brady McCarthy, and one involving father Geoffrey Wilson.
- Like Meadow, Newton defends her work even though she is intellectually challenged by peers.
- Like Meadow, people are calling for her firing.
- Like Meadow, she’s being taken to court by families who have been wronged by her.
- Like Meadow, who was charged with “serious professional misconduct”, Newton is being charged with “malpractice”.
- Like Meadow, Newton is not being criminally charged with “child abuse” – which appears to be the crime she is actually guilty of – so probably, like Meadow, she will be found “not guilty”.
Recommendations from the Proxy Project
- In our opinion, it would probably be better if Dr. Newton was criminally charged with MSbP child abuse, rather than undergoing civil actions. Then, the evidence would be about whether or not “child abuse” happened, which is what I actually think happened. It is hard to prove “malpractice” in the Pelletier case, or “serious professional misconduct” in Meadow’s case. But it’s pretty easy to show if Dr. Newton engaged in “child abuse” or not.
- A criminal complaint of “child abuse” would need to be filed with the city of Boston or the state of Massachusetts. I have had a lot of trouble filing criminal complaints against healthcare providers who engage in criminal behavior. I witnessed two EMT’s beat my previous boyfriend, a skinny little thing with bipolar disorder who had been throwing up for 8 hours, in the stomach. But when we went to file a criminal complaint, no one would file it. Also, providers at Arbour Counseling in Jamaica Plain (Boston) blocked me from requesting my medical records, and I could not file a criminal complaint against them.
This problem really needs to be solved. The State needs to accept a criminal complaint of child abuse against these providers for the court system to weigh the evidence and protect the community in the proper fashion.
Want to know about the other two accused perpetrators in Pelletier’s case?
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