This 'kangaroo court' enabled this girl to be alive to later criticize the system
Really? Was this that much of an emergency, was she on her death bed? She apparently walked into this little trap they had set up, indicating she wasn't about to die in the next few minutes. My problem isn't with tranfusions, it is with a legal system which will not let someone even talk with her lawyer before the proceeding. Her "lawyer" didn't even know her arguments, hardly good representation.
Why didn"t they just have the cops tie her down and force the needle in her arm ? Why go thru this charade. This doesn't even address the emotional problems this kangaroo court could have caused the young lady. If she was going to die within the next ten minutes without the tranfusion I could see your point, but this was apparently not the case.
I know where I'm coming from. My wife's blood count got down to three, which is extremely low and she was still walking around, cooking, cleaning and doing her shopping. She did receive four units and now she is fine.
This young lady was facing surgery in which there was only a 20% chance she would even need a transfusion. In other words this was not an emergency, yet. There was evidently plenty of time for her to hire a lawyer of her choice. I suspect they did it this way so it would be a done deal before she had a chance to present her side of the issue. I repeat, this was a kangaroo court. Bug