Fresno County Steps Aside as Guardian of Janet Rivera

July 29, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
A Fresno County judge is allowing the county to step aside as the guardian of Janet Rivera.The 46-year-old Sanger woman is in a coma at a Fresno specialized care facility after suffering a heart attack two years ago.

Today's decision will allow a family member to decide Rivera's medical care. The county became the woman's guardian because her husband also suffered serious medical issues.

Based on doctor's advice, the county removed Rivera's feeding tube earlier this month. When her family objected a judge ruled she must be put back on life support.



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