Today Allison Hertog won a due process hearing for her client, a young child with a severe form of epilepsy, against the Broward County School Board, the fifth largest school district in the country. The School Board effectively barred her from going to school by refusing to administer a second dose of medication the girl required in an emergency. Not providing it could be lethal for the child. The district’s excuse for not providing the emergency medication was not supported by her neurologist or law. The district put up a very aggressive defense flying expensive experts in from Emory University and Illinois at tax payer’s expense. For a copy of the Administrative Law Judge’s order, click here.
This case was covered by the local news at Channel 7 WSVN.