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Here's the alleged abuse: The 8-year-old boy weighed more than 200 pounds, and officials essentially claimed that his mother was to blame for not doing enough to help her son lose weight. So they went into the home and took the child away. Just like that.
Department spokeswoman Mary Louise Madigan told the Cleveland Plain Dealer that the boy's condition constituted "a form of medical neglect."
Hold on. Constituted to whom? Who made that determination? Was it a doctor or a social worker? The boy reportedly caught the attention of the agency when his mother took him to the hospital last year because he was having trouble breathing.
Government growth charts say most boys his age weigh about 60 pounds