A lawsuit has been filed in Chicago claiming that a child has been harmed by the treatments prescribed by Dr. Dan Rossignol and Dr. Anju Usman.
This is being reported in a story, Father of 7-year-old autistic boy says treatment harmed son. (also now on the Chicago Tribune’s website)
Doctor’s Data has also been named:
Coman also alleged that Doctor’s Data Inc., the St. Charles laboratory that performed the tests Usman and Rossignol used to justify these treatments, was negligent for using an “improper method” of testing.
We here at LeftBrainRightBrain have commented many times about the concept of “challenge” testing to “prove” heavy metal toxicity.
The suit spotlights a test often used to diagnose metal poisoning in children with autism. To conduct the test, doctors give children a chelation drug that forces the body to let go of some of the metals that exist in everyone – healthy or sick – in trace amounts. Those metals show up in urine, which is sent to a lab for screening.
In the case of Coman’s son, Doctor’s Data then compared those drug-provoked results to a reference range calculated for people who had never been given a chelation drug. Based on this apples-to-oranges comparison, Coman’s son was found to have elevated levels of lead, aluminum, tin and mercury – some with results Doctor’s Data listed in the “90% range of metal contamination,” according to the lawsuit.
According to the story, there are no comments from Doctor’s Data, Dr. Rossignol’s office nor Dr. Usman’s office.