August 9, 2011

Modern medicine thwarts natural selection

Or perhaps another title could be Attempted suicide by physician thwarted by Hippocratic oath.

“But, there is no precedent for finding medical malpractice when a blood transfusion was the proximate cause of saving a life. Here, the plaintiff may be offended or even emotionally distressed that another person's blood was transfused into her body, which is apparently not in keeping with her beliefs as a Jehovah's Witness.”

She received a life-saving blood transfusion when complications arose after she gave birth to a healthy boy.

Even so, Nancy DiGeronimo, a Jehovah's Witness, sued her doctor and Staten Island University Hospital for medical malpractice alleging the transfusions of another person's blood conflicted with her religious beliefs.

The Court's opinion may be found HERE.



Old NFO said...

Unbelievable... save her life, get sued for it... Glad she is out of the birth pool now...