Report: #925600

Complaint Review: Toni D. Bernotas, PhD

  • Submitted: Fri, August 10, 2012
  • Updated: Fri, August 10, 2012
  • Reported By: Barbara — St. Louis Missouri United States of America
  • Toni D. Bernotas, PhD
    501 S. Brentwood
    St. Louis, Missouri
    United States of America

Toni D. Bernotas, PhD Hides Court Documents, False Testimony, Personal Feelings instead of Professional Evaluations St. Louis , Missouri

*Author of original report: Toni D. Bernotas - Medical Malpractice, crimes against children, perjury, update #tiimesup

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Last Friday, August 3, 2012, I lost custody of my son 8 year old due to a bias court psychology evaluation of Toni D. Bernotas.  I was threatened with jail and father's child support being erased should I go to trial.  I wanted the judge to hear my side.  The judge only showed contempt for me and my family.  I can only surmise it is because he had foreknowledge of Bernotas' testimony.

Father is $20,000 behind in child support, abducted son at the age of 3 and filed an exparte against me that day so I couldn't see my son, has 7 garnishments since 2009 due to quitting jobs every time he got a garnishment for his child support arrears, a convicted felon due to child support arrears on probation until 2014.  He has threatened me, bullied me and taken me to court several times since 2004 when my son was born.  She was rude to me and lied about me showing up for my appointments on time.  She berated me and tried to put words in my mouth during her evaluations of me.  She saw me several times each week starting February 14, 2012, but only saw father a couple times.  She let his wife fill out his evaluation forms - while threatening if anyone fills my evaluation out I will lose custody based on that.  Further, father refused to do anything with the boy except play violent videos games.  He was invited to school by the principal, teacher and myself (in writing) explaining he could come and help at school functions when I wasn't there, but he never would.  He didn't do anything, but cause problems and try to brainwash my son.  At one point, when my son was little, I took him to his pediatrician because he had a blood mark around his p***s that looked like something had been tied around it for hours.  None of these reports were mentioned.  I will admit I didn't have the $10,000 my attorney wanted in June 2012, I could only get $3,000.  Needless to say, I only got $3,000 worth of representation, but it was Bernotas' damning testimony that sealed our fate.

I submitted all documentation to Bernotas, from the court that I had.  Despite the fact I had documentation supporting I filed for paternity against father, she stated in the evaluation that Father sought custody several times in my evaluation.  Father is unable to keep a job because of me and doesn't pay his child support because I'm a drug addict.  I have passed numerous drug tests, including a hair analysis in 2007.  My latest test was June 2012 (a urinalysis).    Father had 3 adult abuse orders against him from a previous relationship and two infants have wound up with broken limbs while in his custody.  None of this was a concern to Bernotas.  Only my past was of concern to her.  She admitted I'm intelligent, but down played my individual success.  In her eval she gives me a 50% chance to live with an 80% chance of killing myself.  I submitted ex employer letters, letters from friends, all my certifications from college, but nothing would suffice.  She had it out for me from day one.  I had numerous friends to support me at trial, while father's own mother didn't show up. 

Bernotas claimed I have Borderline Personality Disorder despite 3 psychiatrists disputing the fact.  I didn't have any more money to bring in another expert so she got to spew for 2.5 hours on what a bad person I am and how good father is.   She used reports from 19 years ago, when I was in an abusive relationship with a doctor, against me. 

My son has a dog with hydrocephalus.  She said we taught my son how to make the dog throw up (which is a complete lie).  The dog has grown into his head, of course, and is very active.

Toni D. Bernotas, came to our house, and removed my son for 2.5 hours to interview him.  However, she sat in front of father when interviewing my son at his father's house.  After that assessment she comes back and says my son doesn't want to live with me any longer.

I have two grown girls in college.  One is studying business and the other is double majored in psychology and sociology.  Both girls where there to testify.  Both girls I raised on my own.

She has ripped our family apart.  I'm not going to be satisfied until this woman is brought to justice.  Father now has sole custody of my son.  Thanks for rotten doctors allowed to continue ripping families apart.  I can only hope that some place someone has filed formal complaints against her and I can find a malpractice attorney to help me get my son back.  This is devastating, but I'm not going to kill myself.  It's her medical license I want destroyed.

St. Louis, MO

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#1 Author of original report

Toni D. Bernotas - Medical Malpractice, crimes against children, perjury, update #tiimesup

AUTHOR: Barbara - (United States)

1.  Toni D. Bernotas has been found to be bias in other cases.  However, Ms. Bernotas has been employed as a forensic psychologist since 2006.  All her cases would have to be reheard if she was found negligent by her own superiors, in an open setting, causing St. Louis County, thousands, possibly millions in restitution and retrials.

2.  Her superior wrote a new evaluation of me.  Toni D. Bernotas' bogus, bias, malficient 124 page evaluation, was rewritten to a 22 page documentation.  I filed the new eval in my legal file; as that one was not part of the file.  I felt it important for future endeavors.  Note - My new eval - did not happen until after they realized they made a horrible mistake, and opposing party is in their words "psychotic."  There are St. Louis County professionals whom divulged everything that happened to my son, since being taken from my home, apologizing to me and my family, for their treatment of us; and Toni D. Bernotas' misdiagnosis of opposing party.  Her bias was noticed in other cases - my family was told - by Bernotas' fellow peer. 

3.  My eldest daughter, the one Ms. Bernotas called a compulsive liar, and raised by me, is now supervising visits between my son and I.

4.  My little boy, had been kicked out of the partental home, by the age of 11.  The GAL never figured out where he lived (according to her emails found in my legal file).  My son begged for a bed, during visitation.  He started 7th grade with not so much as a toothbrush for two months.  This information is written down, as stated by him to DFS officials, during supervised visits. My son was completely alienated from friends, sports, and for several years his father sat in on his counsel visits.  GAL knew all this, but failed to even so much as respond to anyone concerned for him. 

5.  Elizabeth Nelson Trotter, the cohort and solicitor of Dr. Toni D. Bernotas, opened an old case between me and a nephrologist.  Ms. Trotter's cohort and 4 person office, were instrumental in taking my second little child - and the third - ten years later.  That child was denied all love, punished for the evidence that "almost" destroyed her father's career.  Ms. Trotter and Toni D. Bernotas' ignored her cries to "not" put her little brother through the hell their office put her through by taking him away from the only people he knew to be stable in his life.  Both women treated her with contention and callous disregard.  She, after 5 years of this case, and the deliberate lies at the hands of Ms. Trotter and Dr. Toni D. Bernotas, my middle child has no respect for anything to do with law.  She is very angry.  I fear for her life.  These two women have caused dozens of sleepless nights, tears, arguments, my mother even severed both feet in a car accident.  She was coming home from a visit with my son - that never should have happened.  He should have been returned to us after Toni D. Bernotas's eval was found to be maliciously and willfully negligent and harmful to my family, and our future.

This whole group needs to be stopped.  In late October, I was in the presence of Claire McCaskill, the democractic rep for the State of Missouri.  In light of all the child sex trafficing allegations springing forth, Mrs. McCaskill stated she knows there is a problem in St. Louis County Family Court, but our case probably wasn't going to fix anything, but she would look at it.  I hold zero credence to that, as she is a politician. 

It is common practice, in St. Louis County, and I suspect the rest of the state, to force parents to sign their rights away to get rid of them/difficult cases.  Had Dr. Bernotas and Elizabeth Trotter stuck to the facts, my son would be attending STEM highschool next year.  However, instead, he lives in a dirty, filthy, hole, stuck babysitting from 6 p.m. to 3:30 a.m. My son babysits his half sibling, sired by father and strumpet during my pregnancy.  This biological daughter was kicked out of the home by her biological mother, at the age of 6, my son 11.  To this day, that woman will not speak or have anything to do with her biological daughter.  My son said stepmother hardly spoke to him the 4 years he was around her. 

I can't imagine what type of a mother would dispose of her 6 year old daughter, but not her teenage children.  All I can say, is my poor son.  What he must have seen since Toni Bernotas' bogus eval of his mother.  He has been denied any extra curricular activities, friends, and even gifts from me thrown away for the past 5 of his last years. 

He can go hours without speaking, and has trouble articulating his emotions, but Mrs. Elizabeth Nelson Trotter and Dr. Toni D. Bernotas knew what they were doing to him (me) when they did it.  He was only 8 years old when forensic psychologist Toni D. Bernotas removed him from our home for 2.5 hours.  He had trouble speaking to people we lived next door to for 5 years.  Toni Bernotas must have scared him to death.  She has a mean, course face and demeanor to match. 

There is much work to be done, now.  The GAL and opposing counsel begged me to drop the trial, because opposing party wasn't paying either of them.  My attorney quit in April, but opposing counsel was still moving - filing motions the day my counsel filed his egress, as was GAL.  I had to move forward.  I was flat broke, alone, and my mother disabled. I filed two motions in an attempt to get legal aid, but the judge refused to grant or deny either attempts.  At least, my son is able to spend the night with my eldest daughter.  It's so ironic, malicious, and purposeful Elizabeth Trotter would move to have the 1 child, I raised and never taken, supervise visits between me and the one she moved so viciously to remove from his warm, safe, and nurturing home.

Toni D. Bernotas, Elizabeth Nelson Trotter, and every one whom assist them in their perpetual crimes against children should be made an example of - as they did those mothers, fathers, and children before mine.  #timesup  Our case may not solve the problem, Mrs. McCaskill - but #times up!

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