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Prayer Versus Medical Care - Negligent Parents Let Their Daughter Die Before Their Eyes

A disgusting story hit the news yesterday and fortunately I had the opportunity to air my displeasure to the nation on the Fox News Network.  Parents in Wisconsin failed to take their 11 year old daughter to a doctor when she became deathly ill from diabetes.  Instead of seeking medical care for a completely treatable medical condition ...they held hands and prayed, convinced that the power of prayer would heal their child.  The facts of this case disgust me on a personal as well as professional level.  As a lawyer who has spent my entire professional career representing those who have been injured by negligence and as a father of a young girl, it is unfathomable to me that parents could watch their own child die an excruciating death of vomiting, loss of appetite, sleepless nights and fever for over the course of 30 days without even calling a doctor or dialing 911.  As I  stated on television  these people should be tarred and feathered.  Do you think I was too harsh with my comments on Fox News? I don't think so!

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Not even slightly too hard. They should be thrown in jail and their other children rescued and educated properly.

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