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Medical Error Interview - Tracey Norton

Discussion in 'General Advocacy Discussions' started by ScottTriGuy, Jan 13, 2019 at 3:17 PM.

  1. ScottTriGuy

    ScottTriGuy Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Hey folks,

    I just interviewed UK Mom Tracey Norton this morning for my soon to launch podcast Remedies.

    Tracey expects to be imprisoned tomorrow.

    Her son Daniel has EDS, POTS, etc, but in spite of these diagnosis, and confirming objective results, Tracey has been labelled with Fabricating or Inducing Illness.

    I was not aware how much FII had been used as a tool against parents of kids with EDS, autism, ME in the UK.

    Daniel - who is in a wheelchair and has a feeding tube - is under the state's care and is living in a half way house with recovering addicts. He has not showered in over a year as he receives no support.

    I am reverberating with the shock of how long Tracey, her husband Tony, and their son Daniel have been subjected to medical abuse, and now legal abuse by a judge in a family court system that does not require evidence.

    Tracey expects media to be at the court tomorrow.

    I feel privileged to have spoken with Tracey. She is remarkable to have not given up.

    ETA: @Tilly
     
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    chrisb Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    This could prove interesting. Presumably there will be reporting restrictions to protect all the "professionals" involved -sorry, I meant the parties to the case- but, for those not in the UK.....
     
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    What a horrendous situation. FII looks like it's the new Munchhausen's by proxy.

    Those !!!!!#***** ++++!!!!!!!!!!!******!

    Thank you @ScottTriGuy for your upcoming podcasts.
     
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    I'm struggling to find any appropriate words. I can only echo @DokaGirl :mad::mad::mad:

    Is there anything we can do to help, @ScottTriGuy ?
     
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    And that's their idea of good care is it?

    What a nightmare for the whole family.
     
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    I will be surprised if actual evidence of the illness being fabricated or induced will be presented.

    I suspect the FII accusation is an attempt to control the treatment.
     
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    I asked Tracey how folks could help and mentioned that the quickest easiest ways for people to support her was via online donation - Tracey said she would like any donations to go to Daniel, but since he's under 18 I'm not sure if the state would control his funds, so looking into it - maybe set up a GoFundMe or similar.
     
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    One would love to see any affidavits presented by experts on behalf of the local or health authority. Do you think they cut the letters out from various typefaces and stick them on for dramatic or comedic effect? There is a course of conduct to be emulated.
     
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    Threats of child protection often towards FII are commonly used. There is a further problem that if things go to court then the family courts usually issue gagging orders so that parents cannot speak out. The GMC aren't interested when a doctor is shown to have made the wrong diagnosis in this area.

    I read one paper that summarized a case report where doctors and social workers obsessing about FII stopped one child getting treatment for a diagnosable condition.

    I came across this article today about the mistreatment of children with autism (not via FII but by sectioning).
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/ar...e-abuse-patients-secure-units-speaks-out.html
     
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    Its just a renaming it is the same thing. But when Munchhausen's by proxy got a bad name then they renamed it.
     
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    WillowJ Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Thanks for shedding light on this.
     
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    It IS the same thing, its the new name for it.
     
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    This process also applies to all of psychogenic medicine. Its why we no longer have so much mention of conversion disorder, but instead have all the new proposed acronyms.
     
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    As family court proceedings ,and FII, are not publicised and therefore do not attract attention , could a series of FOIs be a means of determining how widespread this is generally ( and perhaps highlight regional anomalies)?
     
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    FoIs would only be useful if they keep information about what is being accused. If they needed to go through individual records it would be too expensive.
     
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    It is certainly an indication of good, joined-up thinking to be giving a mother the impression that she might be imprisoned at a time when Government is apparently considering stopping sentences of less than 6 months on the grounds of inefficacy and to ease overcrowding.
     
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    Very true.
    However , given that it is generally a rare occurrence would not even a general FOI for all under 16 or 18 year olds flag up something that may invite further investigation?
     

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