Connecticut Teen Will Be Forced To Continue Chemo
The Connecticut Supreme Court ruled Thursday 17-year-old “Cassandra C" is not competent enough to be granted rights over her medical treatment.By Jasmine Bailey | January 9, 2015
The Connecticut Supreme Court has issued a ruling on the controversial case of the 17-year-old known as “Cassandra C.” who was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma in September.
The ruling — Cassandra will continue to be forced to undergo chemotherapy as the state did not find her competent enough to honor her request to refuse the treatment.
After her diagnosis, Cassandra and her mother, Jackie Fortin, failed to show up to several oncology appointments and exams. At one point Cassandra ran away after two chemo treatments. The teen was then taken to a local hospital to continue treatment where she is currently being held under the care of child services.