BOSTON — The family of a West Hartford teen who was involved in a more than yearlong medical custody dispute in Massachusetts has filed a lawsuit against Children's Hospital in Boston.
The suit, announced Thursday, alleges that the civil rights of Justina Pelletier and her parents, Louis and Linda Pelletier, were violated and they suffered extreme emotional distress after the hospital diagnosed Justina's problems as psychiatric and the state took custody of her.
Justina, now 17, attended the announcement in front of the Massachusetts Statehouse in a wheelchair. Speaking in a quiet voice, she said she was treated badly during the ordeal.
"Just imagine being...