A report from earlier in February says that the Department of Public Health, of which Jim Lyons is on the Committee for, has agreed to investigate Children’s Hospital in the Justina Pelletier case. The report also lays out the whole case in pretty comprehensive detail.
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health is set to investigate a complaint filed by a Boston Attorney against Boston Children’s Hospital and its “Bader 5″ Psychiatric Unit.
According to a January 31 posting by reporter Beau Berman – who broke the story leading to the complaint – the Department of Public Health has confirmed that it is assigning an investigator to review the complaint
For the benefit of those unfamiliar with the case, in February 2013, 15-year-old Justina Pelletier was checked into Boston Children’s Hospital with flu-like symptoms by her parents. Prior to her admission, Justina had been undergoing treatments for Mitochondrial Disorder at Tufts Medical Center in Boston.
Hopefully we will get to the bottom of this soon.