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Medical child abuse (MCA), sometimes known as Munchausen-by-Proxy, is a syndrome that involves a caregiving adult purposefully keeping a child ill. The adult, usually a parent, will either repeatedly report false claims of illness to a doctor or produce illness in the child through poisoning or another means. These actions are usually taken with the aim of garnering sympathy and attention from others. This can lead to a litany of unnecessary tests, treatments, therapies, and possibly even surgeries. Because of the dire nature of this condition and the often irreparable harm it can cause to children, it is taken very seriously and prosecuted most severely in court.

However, many of the warning signs that lead to an accusation of Munchausen-by-Proxy are synonymous with the struggles that a parent may endure when their child is suffering from an unidentified disease.



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The following warning signs are often used to identify the syndrome:

  • Refusal to leave the child alone for very long at all.

  • An unexplained and persistent illness in a child.

  • The request for numerous tests by multiple experts in the field.

  • Conflicting data, findings, or information from different medical sources.

  • Symptoms, test results, or reactions that do not fit with one another or do not make sense.

  • Repeated requests to do tests over if they yield normal results.

  • Going from doctor to doctor in order to find a different primary care pediatrician.

What to Do if You Are Accused

If you have been accused or charged with medical child abuse, it is of the utmost importance that you contact a specialist – a criminal defense attorney with expertise and experience in medical child abuse prosecutions. With such a weighty claim, your future, opportunities, and reputation could be on the line. Even what you may think of as harmless statements to either law enforcement or loved ones can be used against you in court. Our legal team at Satawa Law, PLLC is here to provide you with solid legal defense. We help clients throughout the State of Michigan.


Simply put, we know that a relentless, effective, and well-thought out defense strategy will be critical to the success of a case. Because we always prepare every case extensively from the very beginning of our representation, we can offer persuasive rebuttals to any allegations brought by the Prosecution. We developed a multi-disciplinary approach, using a team of professionals to investigate and prepare our defense – experts, doctors, psychologists, lawyers, trial consultants, investigators, and jury consultants to prepare our client and our case for trial. We employ mock trials, practice direct and cross examinations, focus groups, client reenactments, and interview every possible witness to leave no trial stone unturned, and put the case in the best position to be won. When falsely accused of a medical child abuse, we will defend your rights, and protect your future.

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Simply put, we are not afraid to take on prosecutors. We know that a relentless, effective, and well-thought out defense strategy will be critical to the success of a case. Because we always prepare every case extensively from the very beginning of our representation, we can offer persuasive rebuttals to any allegations brought by the Prosecution. We developed a multi-disciplinary approach, using a team of professionals to investigate and prepare our defense – experts, psychologists, lawyers, trial consultants, investigators, and jury consultants to prepare our client and our case for trial. We employ mock trials, practice direct and cross examinations, focus groups, client reenactments, and interview every possible witness to leave no trial stone unturned, and put the case in the best position to be won. When falsely accused of a crime, we demand that our clients to be treated fairly and equally by the justice system. We defend their rights, and protect their future.

If you would like to speak to a Southfield criminal defense lawyer in strict confidence, please request a complimentary initial consultation at our firm. We can give you our informed advice about how to proceed in a way that can get you a favorable outcome. Share the details of what you are going through and we can take the next step together. We are here to give you hope and help you through this difficult time.

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