By Steven Smith, Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network
Gigi Jordan, a pharmaceutical representative from New York City, recently checked into the Peninsula Hotel in Midtown Manhattan with her eight year old son, Jude Michael Mirra, who has been described as profoundly autistic. While in her hotel room, she allegedly caused her son to overdose on medication, and was herself found unconscious on the floor, surrounded by sheets of paper containing a suicide note and a large amount of prescription medications.
The medical examiner has not yet released an official cause of death for the boy. Ms. Jordan is being held in the hospital and is expected to be arraigned on charges of second degree murder.
According to Ms. Jordan’s friends, she had been consumed with her son’s disorder and had driven herself mad trying to find a cure for him. A self-made millionaire, she apparently flew all over the country trying to find answers from respected research hospitals and universities, to no avail.
Autism activists have denounced Ms. Jordan’s actions, but point out that there is a distinct lack of support for parents with autism, unlike for victims of other diseases. You can read more about this tragic death of an autistic child at Pressures of Raising a Child with Autism Alone Drove Gigi Jordan Mad, Friends Say.
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