Family of Jehovah’s Witness who died after refusing blood transfusion can’t keep suing doctors

The family of a Jehovah’s Witness who died after repeatedly refusing blood transfusions can’t sue the hospital where doctors begged for a chance to save her life, a state appeals court ruled.

The state judge found as well that the county judge rightly allowed the jury to see the consent forms Seels-Davila signed in which she explicitly refused to consent to transfusions.

“The consent forms were not admitted merely to show that Seels-Davila understood the risks of treatment, yet elected to proceed,” Shogan wrote. “The consents were admitted to prove that Seels-Davila knowingly refused treatments that would have saved her life.”

http://www.pennlive.com/news/2017/07/court_nixes_lawsuit_by_family.html

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