Delco Judge Overrules Parents, OKs Treatment For Injured Wrestler

MEDIA, Pa. (CBS) – A Delaware County judge has ruled that a high school wrestler must be treated by doctors, rather than his mother, for a spinal injury suffered in practice.

The Chichester High School student has been in Thomas Jefferson University Hospital since he was injured last week. Doctors say he needs surgery to avoid being paralyzed.

But his family has been fighting for the right to treat him at home with herbal remedies (see previous story).

The judge sided with Delaware County authorities who say it is in the teenager’s best interest to grant Jefferson doctors the authority to perform surgery.

The family’s attorney says they will appeal the ruling.

Reported by Pat Loeb, KYW Newsradio 1060.

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One Comment

  1. lovelyone says:

    I truly cannot beleive this, it just hurts to know that someone who doesn’t even know your child can step in because they feel they have power over you to decide whether to cut into your child’s spine are they paying for the surgery as well and all the aftercare thereof I feel for the young man and his family to have to undergo such a devasting ordeal they are definitely in my prayers.

  2. itz says:

    What a choice, Doctor Mom with a home degree in vegetables and a Jefferson Medical neurosurgeon. Geez, I don’t know. Eeney Meeny Miny Mo.

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