Court mandates chemo for teen with disabilities against the wishes of her mother and paediatrician

A doctor estimated the teen would need 58 general anaesthetics to administer the two-year treatment.

A court has ordered a teenager with developmental disabilities to undergo leukaemia treatment involving dozens of general anaesthetics over the objections of her mother and her paediatrician.  

The 14-year-old, who the paediatrician said had a development age of 16-18 months, was diagnosed with pre-B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukaemia in March.