Netflix's 'Taking Care of Maya' teen Maya Kowalski is seen partying days after ... trends now
The teenager suing a hospital for $220 million in a bombshell lawsuit after her mother commmitted suicide when she was accused of Munchausen by proxy was pictured partying with friends in the days after her legal team said she was to ill to attend court.
Maya Kowalski, 17, was just 10 years old when she was removed by the state after doctors at Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital accused her parents of faking symptoms for her rare chronic pain condition.
During her three-month hospital stay, her mother Beata Kowalski was forbidden by law from seeing her. The stricken mom fell into a depression and ultimately ended up committing suicide. The heartbreaking tragedy was detailed in the Netflix documentary Taking Care of Maya.
Last Friday, the Kowalski family lawyer, Gregory Anderson, told the media that Maya was not present for testimony of Dr. Sally Smith, the child abuse pediatrician who investigated her case.
Anderson said that the emotional impact of the trial on Maya had seen her develop lesions relating to her Complex Regional Pain Syndrome diagnosis, reports Court TV.
Maya Kowalski failed to attend a hearing during her bombshell trail where she is suing Johns Hopkins Childrens Hospital for $220 million, with lawyers saying she was too ill. Lawyers introduced photos into evidence that showed her partying on Halloween
Maya Kowalski, seen sitting in the back of a limo, also attended her homecoming. Defense lawyers said it was proof that she was able to live a normal teenager's life
Last week, Maya's lawyer said that the stress of the trial had caused her to break out in lesions associated with her CRPS diagnosis
Maya's lawyers argued that the photos should not be admitted because the teen didn't post them herself
One of the pictures shows Maya at a homecoming event
In the Halloween picture, the teen can be seen wearing a two-piece outfit while smiling. In another, she wears a short dress while riding in a limousine.
Defense attorney Ethen Shapiro said in reference to the pictures that the court had been told that since Maya's hospitalization, she has been unable to live a normal teenager's life.
'This is the life of Maya Kowalski today. We did not aggravate a preexisting