Court found mental disability in a woman who refused medical treatment

April 14, 2011

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257A Mental HealthFinding of mental disability and appointment of plenary guardian was supported by evidence that patient refused medical treatment for her leg infection because she thought swelling was caused by machine that President of United States controlled, patient refused to work on reasonable plan for living arrangements following discharge, and patient believed that she needed settlement of $105 million to live nice life, which she expected trial court to award her in guardianship proceeding.
In re Estate of Ohlman, 630 N.E.2d 1133 (Ill. App. Ct. 1994)

Suggested by Ryan D. Byers, Attorney; Rammelkamp Bradney, P.C.; Jacksonville, IL