If the Pelletiers lose their case or are told they cannot proceed, the whining and howling from their gullible followers will be deafening. They will just see it as proof that "the system" is out to get the Pelletiers, that BCH and the state are in cahoots to destroy this family, that BCH did conduct secret and horrible experiments on helpless kids, and on and on and on. Paranoia runs deep with these folks. No sensible, reasonable ruling by a court is going to persuade them that they have been hoodwinked by the family and its advisors.
Having said all that, I strongly hope the case does go to trial so that finally, the BCH side of the story can be made public..
If I ever need a private eye, I am going to hire AH.
LOL! My husband calls it nosey!
I just read an article that discussed Malpractice Tribunals. Although the law says 15 days, apparently the norm is that it takes several months for a tribunal to actually take place. This case is likely to drag out for quite a while knowing the Pelletier propensity to delay.....
The Miracle page posted pictures from her birthday. One thing I noticed: there's a picture of her riding, sitting fully upright with no assistance and using traditional stirrups, which seems like a huge improvement (and definitely not in line with the parents statements that she's paralyzed.) Yet I also noticed that she's gone from a manual wheelchair to an electric one.
I am glad for any evidence that she is improving -- but still wonder if she ever really needed a wheelchair in the first place. Sorry for being so skeptical, but we all can plainly see that it bolsters the family's contentions/legal machinations if she truly cannot walk (but blows a big hole in them if she actually has the ability to walk, but has been convinced that is not possible). She's 18 now and could speak for herself, but IMO, that will never be allowed by her parents -- unless she agrees beforehand to say what they want her to say.
I'm sure using an electric wheelchair is more convenient for her and her family members, and no doubt some of the Free Justina donations helped buy it. And I doubt that any of her supporters would complain about that.