2-month-old baby's parents would not consent to blood transfusion. A baby will have a life-saving heart surgery despite his parents refusing because they are Jehovah's Witnesses, a judge ruled yesterday.
Doctors at Texas Children's Hospital will operate on two-month-old Gabriel Zepeda after State District Judge Michael Gomez signed an order to allow it against his parents' will.
Despite the life-or-death situation, the infant's parents would not to consent on religious ground as Jehovah's Witnesses are forbidden to accept blood transfusionsRead more »
Senior citizens who receive Social Security benefits cannot refuse their entitlement to Medicare Part A benefits, the D.C. Circuit ruled in a strange case in which citizens sued the government seeking fewer benefits. They said their private insurers limit their coverage because they are eligible for Medicare.Read more »
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