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Florida ER Doc, Stripped of Parental Rights Due to COVID-19 Threat, Wins Stay

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By    |   Wednesday, 15 April 2020 08:07 PM

After a judge stripped her of custody of her 4-year-old daughter due to coronavirus infection concerns, a Florida emergency doctor will be temporarily regaining split custody with her ex-husband.

"While we are beyond grateful for [Wednesday's] ruling, we know that this matter is far from over," Steven Nullman, the attorney for Dr. Theresa Greene, told USA Today in a statement. "We will continue to work diligently for Dr. Greene, her daughter, and all the other first responders and medical professionals."

Dr. Greene's appeal is still being considered, but she won a stay on Judge Bernard Shapiro's initial ruling her ex-husband would have full custody during the coronavirus pandemic.

"The suspension is solely related to the outbreak of COVID-19," the Judge Shapiro's order read, per the report.

Medical professionals, putting their time and safety aside for the public good, called the ruling "unconscionable," USA Today reported.

"Emergency physicians, along with emergency nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses and others, are leading the battle against the public health crisis of our lifetime," Dr. William Jaquis, president of the American College of Emergency Physicians, told the paper in a statement.

"But they are also human beings, who need and deserve the comfort of their families when they are off duty."

The ex-husband, Eric Greene, is going to comply with the stay, but still wants what is best for their child, his attorney said.

"Just as Mr. Greene initially sought the help of the law to protect the child, he will comply with and honor this latest order of the appellate court regarding the most appropriate means to maintain the child's safety," his attorney Paul Leinoff told USA Today.

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After a judge stripped her of custody of her 4-year-old daughter due to coronavirus infection concerns, a Florida emergency doctor will be temporarily regaining split custody with her ex-husband.
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