Sheriff’s deputies continued Thursday investigating the case of a San Jose mother who fled with her newborn from Valley Medical Center, but it remained unclear whether she broke any laws. “This was a mother going home with her own baby,” said hospital spokeswoman Joy Alexiou. It’s a unique situation when a mother leaves without medical authorization with a newborn. But it’s not illegal. People can go against their doctor’s advice and leave.”
Do you recall the saga of Tina Carlsen and her battle with doctors over her son’s medical care?
Last June Seattle mother Tina Marie Carlsen smuggled her 9-month-old son, Riley Rogers, out of Children’s Hospital & Regional Medical Center hours before his scheduled kidney surgery It was the result of a long and intense battle with doctors over his treatment.
Tina Carlsen was arrested on charges of kidnapping spending five days in jail. She lost custody of Riley for nearly five months after she objected to doctors’ plans to treat the boy, born with malfunctioning kidneys.