On Monday, November 30th the National Post (a Canadian national newspaper) posted an update on their previous coverage of the Farlow court case. Those of you who are regular readers will recall that the Farlows have made serious allegations against Sick Kids Hospital in Toronto. These allegations amount to the claim that doctors at Sick Kids deliberately killed their baby, Annie, in 2005 because she had a fatal genetic abnormality. The decision handed down from Judge Herman amounted to a claim that small claims court was no place for the kinds of charges that the Farlow’s were raising:
“I appreciate that for the Farlows this case is not about money but is about systemic change. However, the remedies that Mrs. Farlow articulated in court [various orders against Sick Kids requiring it to, for example, change its narcotics dispensing system and give mandatory education to physicians on laws of consent] represent a significant broadening beyond the $10,000 sought in the existing claim.”
are we willing to risk everything–home, savings, and sanity–in our pursuit for justice?
should regular people wanting to fight the system have to risk bankruptcy to do so?