“I’m very angry, and I just don’t understand how this happened, and I just really don’t want this to happen again to another family,” said Justina Pelletier about her 16 months in state custody. The Pelletiers are filing suit against Boston Children’s Hospital for accusing them of “medical child abuse” for seeking treatment for a diagnosed medical condition, and holding Justina for psychiatric issues instead.
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“The 17-year-old Connecticut clutched a purple stress ball, fingernails painted turquoise, as she spoke from a wheelchair in front of the State House, where her parents had convened a press conference to discuss the lawsuit they recently filed against Children’s Hospital.
“They really treated me badly,” she said, looking older and more mature than when she was last publicly seen, being carried into her home by her father after being released from state custody. “They didn’t really care. It was awful.”