Do No Harm

By Wondery | NBC News

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Melissa Bright thinks she's living every parent's worst nightmare when her five-month-old baby tumbles from a lawn chair and hits his head on the driveway. But after she rushes him to the hospital, a new nightmare begins.The Brights are thrust into a medical and legal system so focused on protecting children from abuse, it has targeted innocent parents. With exclusive audio captured as the events unfolded, this harrowing six-episode series takes you inside the Brights' fight to hold their family together, against a system that can sometimes do more harm than good. Hosted by NBC News National Investigative Reporter Mike Hixenbaugh, Do No Harm is a co-production of NBC News and Wondery.




Episode Date
Standard Protocol | 4
00:40:25

Across town, Lance and Sharde Butler have been fighting their own battle against CPS. After nearly a year, the system has almost broken them.  But soon the Bright’s case will intertwine with their own in ways that neither family could have imagined. 

If you or someone you know is struggling with mental health, here are some additional resources: 

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 

National Alliance on Mental Illness: 1-800-950-6264

Crisis Text Line: Within the US, text HOME to 741741

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Nov 24, 2020
Immediate Danger | 3
00:35:48

The Brights figure CPS has moved on. Melissa and Dillon try to do the same. But when a CPS worker comes to their door, it's the beginning of the hardest night of their lives.

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Nov 17, 2020
Warning Signs | 2
00:40:54

Melissa and Dillon believe if they just tell the truth, Child Protective Services will see they aren’t a danger to their children. But the state of Texas isn’t just going to take their word for it.  Not after the horror story that unfolded in another family a year earlier.

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Nov 10, 2020
Fractures | 1
00:40:30

Melissa and Dillon Bright race to the emergency room after their baby is seriously injured. As doctors assess the injuries, the Brights pray their son will be OK. But then a different team of doctors enters Mason’s hospital room, and the real nightmare begins.

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Nov 10, 2020
Introducing Do No Harm
00:02:15

Do No Harm premieres on November 10th. 

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Oct 29, 2020