Thursday, July 06, 2006

Refusing treatment ...

A young man, diagnosed with schizophrenia, held his grandmother hostage in Chicago. A police dog subdued him, biting the man in the scrotum in the process. From the news story:

[Kane County Sheriff Ken] Ramsey is looking into whether authorities can take any legal steps to force Colborn, who is being held in the Kane County Jail, to accept medical treatment.

"Right now, my biggest concern is getting him health care," Ramsey said.
We should clarify – the medical treatment they referring to is for the dog bite, not the brain disease.