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Blood-Transfusion Refusal Dooms Jehovah’s Witness’ Med Mal Suit

Shogan also found the trial court was correct to deny Seels’ motion in limine seeking to preclude the admission of consent-for-treatment evidence indicating that Seels-Davila consistently refused to accept potentially life-saving medical treatment.

“The consent forms were not admitted merely to show that Seels-Davila understood the risks of treatment yet elected to proceed; rather, the consents were admitted to prove that Seels-Davila knowingly refused treatments that would have saved her life,” Shogan said. “Accordingly, appellant is due no relief on the issue.”