Judge Exempts Pa. Girl From HHS Transplant Age Rule

Law360, Philadelphia (June 5, 2013, 7:12 PM EDT) -- A Pennsylvania federal judge Wednesday delivered swift relief to the parents of a Pennsylvania girl suffering from cystic fibrosis when he ordered the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to exempt her from a rule impeding children less than 12 years old from receiving transplanted adult lungs.

U.S. District Judge Michael Baylson waived the “Under 12 Rule” for Sarah Murnaghan, 10, daughter of Janet and Francis Murnaghan, at least until an upcoming hearing on their request for a preliminary injunction to end the rule. His...
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