The child might not have been abused.
As is usually the case I beg to differ, to dither. The child is in an abusive home
. Yes, she could have fallen and hurt herself.
The child must have convinced CPS that one of the two parents is responsible.
How, by pointing her little innocent finger at the perpetrator...or by remaining silent, leading CPS to indict both parties.
It appears [from his post] that OP did not do this. Did not hurt the child. Else, why take her to the hospital.
Hospitals are required by law to report child abuse and violence against children.
The fact that the wife was angry afterwords...losing custody of the child and all. She did not notice this injury?
She got a restraining order against the husband? Someone is holding back on the facts.
Maybe the wife is behind the abuse and does not want to own up to it. This is extremely embarrassing for a mother, I would think.
The child knows. Truth from the "Mouths of Babes".