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Nathan and Miriam Barnert Memorial Hospital Association v. Young

New Jersey Supreme Court


Decided: November 8, 1972.

NATHAN AND MIRIAM BARNERT MEMORIAL HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION, A CORPORATION OF THE STATE OF NEW JERSEY, PLAINTIFF-RESPONDENT,
v.
SARAH YOUNG, EMMA JAYNE DINKINS AND EDITH CARTER, DEFENDANTS-APPELLANTS

For affirmance -- Chief Justice Weintraub and Justices Jacobs, Hall and Mountain and Judges Conford and Sullivan. Opposed -- None.

Per Curiam

[63 NJ Page 578] A petition for certification having been submitted to this Court and it appearing that the trial court found that Sarah Young is mentally incompetent to decide

[63 NJ Page 579]

whether to undergo an amputation of her leg and the Court being of the view that such finding is supported by the record and on that basis.

It is as of this date ordered that the petition for certification is hereby granted (62 N.J. 187)

It is further ordered that the judgment appointing Emma Jayne Dinkins as guardian for Sarah Young with the right to consent to such amputation is hereby affirmed.

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