Judge drops case against family that denied chemo

AP News
Posted: Nov 17, 2009 9:10 PM

A Minnesota judge has closed the case of a teenager forced by the court to undergo chemotherapy against his family's wishes.

Brown County Judge John Rodenberg says in his order that there's no further need for court involvement after tests have shown 13-year-old Daniel Hauser of Sleepy Eye is now cancer-free.

The order, reported Tuesday by The Journal of New Ulm, was dated Thursday.

In April, county officials filed a child protection order after a doctor reported Daniel's family was refusing to treat his Hodgkin's lymphoma with chemotherapy. Rodenberg ordered the treatment, prompting Daniel's mother to flee with the boy to California for a week before returning to Minnesota.

Daniel completed his final radiation treatment earlier this month.


Information from: The Journal, http://www.nujournal.com/