Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Toddler dies after being left in sweltering car by doctor mother who forgot to drop him off at day care - 12th Apr 2011

A toddler died after he was left in the back seat of a sweltering car all morning while his gynaecologist mother went to work.

Dr Cynthia Galinaltis left her 21-month-old son strapped in a child seat for hours while she went to work at a medical office in Barceloneta, Puerto Rico.

She apparently forgot to drop the boy off at nursery and found him in the car in the mid-afternoon, according to police in the U.S. Caribbean territory.

The toddler was rushed to hospital, where he was declared dead.

Authorities did not say if the mother would face charges. A phone call to Dr Galinaltis's office went unanswered.

The boy was left in the car park of the busy shopping centre, where Dr Galinaltis has an office, last week.

Such deaths have risen since the Nineties, when a change in U.S. laws required that small children be strapped into rear-facing child seats in the back of vehicles to avoid air-bag injuries, according to Kansas-based organization Kids and Cars.

Experts say leaving a child in a hot car is not always a sign of negligence, but is often the tragic result of a distracted or sleep-deprived brain, or a sudden change in routine. Read More

Note: I am sick and tired of hearing about these cases of neglect, how long will this be allowed to continue in our society, where it's acceptable to neglect babies.

Time and time again you hear of parents leaving their babies while they go out to work, down the pub/restaurant and in some cases even go on holiday. When will justice be on the side of the child?

Children and babies are dying or coming to serious physical and mental harm at the hands of their parents, they did not choose to be born, do they not have the right to be protected?

And to that so called expert in the article above, why don’t you go and sit in a car with windows closed no air conditioning see how you feel, "not neglect" come on!