A Mom Is Sentenced to Prison After Son Dies From Strep Throat (Share Your Thoughts) by Joy Stephenson-Laws JD
A mother being sentenced to prison after her child dies of illness? Sounds like a complete nightmare. But this is the reality for Tamara Lovett, a 48-year-old Canadian mother whose 7-year-old son died from strep throat in 2013.
Authorities said Lovett refused to take her son to a doctor for a treatable strep throat infection. Lovett was recently sentenced to three years in prison for criminal negligence. And some are asking: what message does this send to all the parents out there?
“The message is so clear and that is that if your child is not getting better you are legally and morally bound to take that child to an actual doctor for actual medical care,” said Jonathan Hak, the Crown Prosecutor on the case.
Reportedly, Lovett treated her son with holistic remedies including dandelion tea and oregano oil. Doctors said he could have been treated with antibiotics to prevent the spreading of infection, and he would likely still be alive today.
As parents, we have to understand the difference between wellness care and sickness care. If your child is sick, go to a medical doctor and get professional help. After your illness disappears, you can embrace "wellness care."
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