Wednesday, August 13, 2008

An offensive lawsuit

One of the big local stories over the last week or so has been the fact that criminal charges have been filed against the Philadelphia Department of Health Services representatives who allowed a 14-year old girl who was suffering from cerebral palsy to essentially waste away to her death in 2006. However, also facing charges are the parents of the girl, whose neglect of their daughter goes beyond criminal no matter how you look at it.

Well, in one of the most egregiously frivolous lawsuits I have ever seen, those same parents are now suing the city of Philadelphia for the neglect of their daughter: At the risk of trashing my own profession, the lawyers who brought this suit should be ashamed of themselves.

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