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Supreme Court of the United States

Palmer v. East Tennessee Children's Hospital Association

Last Updated: 5/29/2020

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Summary

Hours before an East Tennessee Children's Hospital "ethics panel" was set to meet regarding the case of nine-month-old Gabriel Palmer, ADF attorneys filed a lawsuit and emergency injunction in order to save the child's life and ensure his future care. Gabriel's family contends that panel members intended to discontinue Gabriel's care, and that hospital policy allows such actions to take place over the objections of a child's parents.

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