Thursday, February 28, 2013

In Re Madison T. (Cal. Ct. App. - Feb. 28, 2013)

Proof that San Diego isn't a paradise for everyone:

"The petition, as subsequently amended, alleged Kelly had a mental illness, including chronic paranoid schizophrenia. In the past, this caused her to have mood disturbances, delusions, hallucinations, memory impairment, emotional withdrawal and paranoia. Kelly was not under the care of a psychiatrist and was not taking medication for her illness. When Madison was born, Kelly tested presumptive positive for marijuana. Kelly later admitted smoking marijuana during pregnancy. Madison stopped breathing shortly after birth and was admitted to the hospital due to apnea and cyanosis. Approximately one month later, she was admitted to the hospital due to bronchiolitis. At the hospital, Kelly's boyfriend punched Kelly in the abdomen. Madison was exposed to violence when the boyfriend grabbed and pulled the chair on which Kelly was sitting, and Kelly tore the boyfriend's visitor's bracelet from his wrist. Kelly minimized the incident and refused to obtain a restraining order. Madison continued to experience episodes in which she stopped breathing and turned blue, but Kelly failed to report this to the pediatrician, in violation of Kelly's safety plan with the Agency. Kelly left Madison unattended at times when she cried, although Kelly knew Madison had previously stopped breathing while crying. Kelly has a history of methamphetamine use."

Oy vey.