Parental Decision Making:
The parents have the authority to make a choice of this sort. In general, courts have been reluctant to overrule against parental wishes in most situations where that decision does not place the child at considerable risk. Though failure to start an anti-convulsant may increase the risk of further seizures, this does not pose a substantial enough risk to the child to justify overriding the parents' wishes, especially given the potential risks associated with the medication. Though you may not agree with their decision, the decision is a reasonable one that does not place their child at substantial risk of increased harm.
Case 3 Discussion
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