A mother's life was in danger and her brother needed a legal way to approve the blood transfusion she was refusing to be given. Now our young judicial system has a landmark case that will be used as a reference in, "Right to refuse medical treatment issues".
This was however her life, not the life of her children and it was saved. The real test will come the next time it is a child and the outcome is bad. We cannot also assume parents always make decisions in the best interest of their children. I am in no way saying that she didn't have a right to refuse or that she didn't make good decisions for her children. The concern is that this case becomes legal precedence for the next time we do have a horrific set of circumstances with a bad outcome.