LOS ANGELES (AP) - A judge is expected to decide whether a
paralyzed woman who can't eat, speak or move is entitled to regular
parental visitation rights with her three young children.
Abbie Dorn of Myrtle Beach, S.C., was paralyzed by a series of
medical errors as she was giving birth to triplets in June 2006 in
a Los Angeles hospital.
Since then, the children's father has divorced her and is
raising them alone at his Los Angeles home. Dan Dorn says he
believes his ex-wife is unaware of her surroundings and that having
4-year-olds spend extensive time with their mother would only
Superior Court Judge Frederick C. Shaller is expected to rule
Thursday after hearing closing arguments from attorneys for both