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Parents Denied Parting Moments with Son

November 10, 2005 permalink

Here is another story too sick for comment.



WAWS Jacksonville Florida

Family to sue DCF after death of son

Last Update: 11/10/2005 3:39:19 PM

A First Coast family wishes to sue the Department of Children and Families after the recent passing of their terminally ill son.

Debbie and Richard Brand of Yulee were caring for their 9-year old son, Ricky, at home after being told he had about a month to live. Ricky had been suffereing from bone cancer.

Doctors had lowered the boy's dosage of pain medication so that he could interact with his family. However, a DCF case worker claimed the parents made the decision for religious reasons.

The case worker said that the boy was in pain, and threatened to take the boy unless he was taken to the doctor.

Ricky then died on the way to the hospital.

Source: WAWS

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