Health Law Keyed to Furrow
Superintendent of Belchertown State School v. Saikewicz
Saikewicz (Defendant) suffered from severe congenital mental retardation and was legally incompetent. An issue arose as to whether he was required to receive lifesaving medical treatment. [The casebook opinion did not state the nature of his medical condition, who the actual litigants in the dispute were, or the result in the lower court.]
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