Has your child suddenly developed OCD, tics, ADHD, anxiety, anorexia, or other difficult behaviors?
Sometimes the explanation for this sudden and severe onset may be as simple as a strep infection.
Beth Alison Maloney is the national attorney advocate for the recognition and treatment of PANDAS/PANS. An accomplished and much loved attorney, she is the author of the groundbreaking Saving Sammy (an Amazon best seller) and of Childhood Interrupted, the only resource guide about the disorder. Her efforts have brought recognition of PANDAS/PANS to the forefront and saved countless thousands of children. In 2015, she was named by the Wall Street Journal in “5 Things to Know About PANS.” Harnessing her skills and contacts from working in the entertainment industry, she has successfully landed scores of television appearances, articles, broadcast interviews, and speaking engagements worldwide to bring attention to the disorder. Her legal experience includes serving as VP of Legal Affairs for Orion Pictures, handling The Tonight Show, and representing celebrities and athletes including Johnny Carson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and Shaquille O’Neal. Ms. Maloney is a passionate advocate, who fights for her clients and believes in the power of the press. She has used her skills to cause states and hospitals to release misdiagnosed PANDAS children from locked psych wards, as well as return other children to their parents when unfairly accused of medical related abuse due to the failure of physicians to accurately diagnose. She has brought key stories to the media, including the exposé about the collaboration between Boston Children’s Hospital and the Massachusetts Department of Children & Families to have the state take custody of children from their parents over medical disagreements. The story of Justina Pelletier was featured in The Boston Globe, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, ABC News, Fox News, The Glenn Beck Show and generated a New York Times opinion piece. Ms. Maloney has gained national recognition as an attorney in “medical kidnapping” cases, a term commonly used to describe when the courts unfairly remove the custody of children from their parents due to medical disagreements between physicians and parents.
“When court systems fail us, there is the free press.” – Beth Alison MaloneyFull Bio