In the dependency case against Trisha DeLaurent, one might ask the legitimate question, “After following all doctor recommendations for her son, how is a mother forced to defend herself against allegations of medical abuse when the long-term physician who diagnosed her son, and the hospital where he was treated, are under investigation by federal authorities?”
It has been established in court that Trisha’s son was misdiagnosed while being treated at Seattle’s Swedish Hospital under the care of Neurologist, Dr. Sotero. It has also been established through medical expert testimony that the failure to gain weight in proportion to height of Trisha’s son prior to the scheduled g-tube surgery in Portland, OR was due to the side effects of Zonogran and Trileptal, highly toxic medications prescribed by Dr. Sotero. Yet Dr. Sotero testified as a key witness to assist the State in pointing the finger of blame away from himself and toward Trisha DeLaurent.
[NOTE: At no time during Dr. Sotero’s treatment of Trisha’s son did he suggest or make medical notation of concerns about Trisha Delaurent’s care of her son, nor did he recognize a need as a mandatory reporter to refer his patient for suspicion of abuse, medical or otherwise.]
It is stunning to discover that a primary State’s witness whose misdiagnosis is the actual basis of allegations made against an innocent mother is under investigation by federal authorities. It is even more shocking to find out that he is not the only one being investigated. Other key witnesses and state actors are currently under investigation by a variety of regulatory agencies within the State of Oregon based on their conduct and involvement in the case against Trisha DeLaurent.
Individuals listed below are currently the subjects of investigations by the corresponding regulatory agencies. Most complaints filed with regulatory licensing boards do not reach the level of a formal investigation…
ALL OF THOSE LISTED BELOW HAVE MET THAT STANDARD.
To warrant an investigation, reports of wrongdoing must meet the burden of “facially reasonable” violations, and must be accompanied by a thorough explanation with evidence. “He said/she said” claims are not enough to initiate the investigation process.
In connection with investigations below, evidence was provided as follows:
- Charles Mickley, audio evidence and documentation
- Jane Chausova, audio evidence and documentation
- Stephan Bayley, documentation and photo evidence
- CAT Supervisor Kevin Warren, emails, documentation and audio evidence
- Meghan McKee, email evidence
- Dr. Sotero – Neurologist, Swedish medical records and Seattle news article evidence
**Investigation completed; disciplinary action
NOTE: The family is currently working with an attorney to have CARES NW and DHS held accountable for their primary roles within this case of malicious false prosecution.