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Jury Awards $100K to Family of Jehovah’s Witness Who Died After Refusing Blood Transfusion

A Fulton County jury awarded just over $100,000 to the family of a woman who died after refusing to receive blood transfusions because of her beliefs as a Jehovah’s Witness.

An attorney for the plaintiffs had argued that the Atlanta Medical Center—which offers a bloodless medicine and surgery program for patients who wish to avoid “bank” blood or blood products—could have saved Miriam Anderson’s life had it acted sooner in response to her bleeding 10 days after delivering a baby.

But, said Kenneth Connor of Augusta, jurors couldn’t get around the fact that Anderson had refused to accept a blood transfusion despite knowing that her life was in peril.

http://www.dailyreportonline.com/id=1202750028414/Jury-Awards-100K-to-Family-of-Jehovahs-Witness-Who-Died-After-Refusing-Blood-Transfusion?slreturn=20160119085517