A former ER physician is denying that he abused his foster child after doctors said that he did. Fox 6 reported on the ongoing case.
The physician brought his 1-month-old foster child in for examination after he noticed his left arm wasn’t moving correctly. He was co-sleeping with the child and believed he broke the child’s collarbone while he slept after the baby woke him up and he noticed he had rolled onto him.
The doctors say that they noticed bruising that looked like pinches and a bruise on the lower back. Imaging did show that there was a broken bone, and a nurse practitioner who specializes in child abuse evaluations believed that the bruises and fracture were not caused by the co-sleeping.
However, the attorney for the man filed a motion to dismiss, saying that the accusations of the doctors and police are a “reckless disregard for the truth”. It alleges that previous doctors have said that the so-called bruises were birthmarks and that a police detective who examined the child did not see anything criminal. Furthermore, an outside physician examined the case and believed that the injuries were not caused by child abuse.
It remains to be seen if the state will dismiss the charges after this filed motion. A preliminary hearing is scheduled on Feburary 18th.