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Police: Mom Didn't Seek Medical Help for 2-Year-Old's Severe Burns

Maplewood Police said the child was burned March 8, but the woman had not sought help through March 23.

A Maplewood woman faces a criminal charge for not seeking medical treatment for her 2-year-old son after the child suffered severe burns to his hands, feet and buttocks.

Nicole S. Williams, 31, of the 3700 block of Oxford Blvd. in , was charged Wednesday with endangering a child’s welfare.

said the child was severely burned on March 8, but Williams had not sought medical treatment through March 23.

Bond was set at $7,500.

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C Juracsik September 08, 2012 at 12:06 PM
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C Juracsik September 08, 2012 at 12:06 PM
I consider the real criminals to be those responsible for the most basic ER visit costing about $1000 these days, which makes it a very difficult decision for low income people to seek medical treatment.
Pat Maloney (Wilken) September 08, 2012 at 01:31 PM
You don't have to go to an ER. There are doctor's offices and also Walgreen's and the other small clinics all over the place.
Regular Guy September 08, 2012 at 01:51 PM
Why come up with excuses for this women? Let's see...her child gets "severely burned" yet she decides not to take him/her to the emergency room. Please explain the rational behind that decision. This persons economic status should have absolutely no bearing on her being able to get medical attention for her TWO YEAR OLD child. I highly doubt a hospital will turn down treating this toddler in a situation like that. Why is this mother in the gene pool again?
liz b September 08, 2012 at 04:54 PM
If the child was severlery burned then the ER visit is a MUST. When my son was 3, he was burned on his right hand. I called his Dr. Immediately. They advised to come in. And that's what we did. In this case I would really wonder HOW this child GOT severley burned in all those places mentioned.

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