Ohio court is asked to reconsider Amish chemo case - 21 News Now, More Local News for Youngstown, Ohio -

Ohio court is asked to reconsider Amish chemo case

Posted: Updated:

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - The lawyer for an Amish family wants the Ohio Supreme Court to reconsider its decision not to hear a case involving the couple who fought a hospital over resuming chemotherapy for their 11-year-old daughter.

The family's attorney had hoped the court would strike down a decision allowing a court-appointed guardian to make medical decisions for the girl. By a 4-3 vote in mid-February, the court said it would not hear the case.

The guardian already has dropped her attempt to force the girl to resume chemotherapy for leukemia. But the family from northeast Ohio's Medina (meh-DEYE'-nuh) County still wants the original ruling thrown out because they say the decision robbed them of their constitutional rights.

The family's legal fight with an Akron hospital began last summer.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • More From wfmj.comMore>>

  • Deadly Israeli strikes hit UN school, market area

    Deadly Israeli strikes hit UN school, market area

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 8:26 PM EDT2014-07-31 00:26:47 GMT
    A Palestinian health official says 13 people were killed after tank shells hit a U.N. school in Gaza where hundreds of Palestinians had taken refuge from Israeli attacks.More >>
    Israeli artillery shells tore through the walls of a U.N. school crowded with sleeping war refugees and back-to-back explosions rocked a market filled with shoppers Wednesday as Israel's stepped up campaign against...More >>
  • Suing Obama: GOP-led House gives the go-ahead

    Suing Obama: GOP-led House gives the go-ahead

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 7:49 PM EDT2014-07-30 23:49:43 GMT
    Republicans are ready to muscle legislation through the House authorizing an election-year lawsuit against President Barack Obama that accuses him of exceeding his powers in enforcing his health care law.More >>
    A sharply divided House approved a Republican plan Wednesday to launch a campaign-season lawsuit against President Barack Obama, accusing him of exceeding the bounds of his constitutional authority. Obama and other...More >>
  • Forum to focus on extending foster care in Ohio

    Forum to focus on extending foster care in Ohio

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 7:07 PM EDT2014-07-30 23:07:29 GMT
    The second of five public forums around Ohio on the issue of whether to extend foster care for young people from the age of 18 to 21 includes state legislators and community leaders.More >>
    The second of five public forums around Ohio on the issue of whether to extend foster care for young people from the age of 18 to 21 includes state legislators and community leaders.
    More >>
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WFMJ. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms