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The Ferris Case

HSLDA members Scott and Jody Ferris faced hostile medical staff during Jodi’s postpartum care and lost custody of their newborn daughter when they simply questioned whether certain medical procedures were necessary. Since HSLDA’s original filing of the suit against the hospital workers and a social services investigator in April 2012, we have filed an amended complaint, adding specific allegations concerning the conduct of the medical staff which led to the involvement of social services. As of 2016, HSLDA is waiting for the court’s ruling on a summary judgement motion.


Dear Court: The Ferrises Deserve a TrialJanuary 24, 2017

In Snatched Infant Case, HSLDA Files AppealOctober 31, 2016

HSLDA: Parental Rights Violation Merits Full TrialMay 6, 2016

Newborn Seized in Hospital by Police, Social WorkerMarch 27, 2012

HSLDA Files Parental Rights LawsuitSummer 2012

Hospital, Social Worker Seek to Dismiss LawsuitJuly 30, 2012

HSLDA’s Top Three Involve State v. ParentsOctober 15, 2012

Judge—Case of Seized Newborn May Now ProceedDecember 10, 2012

Court Documents

First Amended ComplaintSeptember 12, 2012

District Court Memorandum & OrderNovember 20, 2012