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Family Law Keyed to Wadlington
In re Green
Citation:292 A.2d 387
Ricky Green is a fifteen year old child who suffers from paralytic scoliosis, which is a condition that makes him unable to stand and could eventually render him a “bed patient.” Doctors have recommended a “spinal fusion” to fix the condition. Although a specialist noted that there is danger in this type of operation, the mother consented to the surgery on the condition that it did not involve any blood transfusions, because she is a Jehovah’s Witness who believes the Bible forbids blood transfusion.
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