"We Know You Hurt Your Kids"

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When Emma Watson was born in 1996, she seemed at first to be a perfectly healthy, happy baby. But her mother, Lisa, who lives in northern England, soon realized that Emma was reaching developmental milestones later than her three elder siblings had. Then one day the 6-month-old girl's eyes rolled back and she began shaking uncontrollably. Emma was diagnosed with epilepsy. Lisa says that the seizures continued. In 1998, shortly after the family's pediatrician retired, Emma's new doctor admitted her to the hospital for observation. The seizures Watson had reported Emma having at home stopped, but the doctors weren't satisfied. In...

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