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Leukemia Victim Treatment Halt / Lawsuit #498106

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 29, 1978
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(Studio) Report on lawsuit brought by physicians against parents of 2-yr.-old Hingham, Massachusetts, leukemia victim who stopped chemotherapy treatments of son.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Hingham, Massachusetts) Background of decision by parents of Chad Green to take him off chemotherapy and put him on special diet, after his being treated at Massachusetts General Hospital, given. [Mrs. Diane GREEN - cites personality changes in son allegedly brought on by chemotherapy.] Reasons for lawsuit by hospital and doctors stated. [Dr. John TRUMAN - says child will die as quickly as if no treatment given if other methods of treatment used.] Court ruling in favor of parents and hospital's planned appeal reported

Reporter(s):
Brinkley, David
Duration:
00:02:00

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