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- Posted on Feb 26th 2011 5:01AM by Benjy Eisen
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James' health has been in steady decline recently and the 72-year-old suffers from dementia, leukemia and kidney problems. According to reports, James' home doctor inserted feeding tubes into her stomach without first transporting her to a hospital, which is what the procedure usually calls for, in the interest of safety.
The doctor -- Dr. Elaine James (unrelated) -- told the Associated Press that she supports the judge's decision and welcomes the additional scrutiny. ""I have a list of 23 medical sub-specialties that I have had to treat her for," she said. "She is not an easy patient."
There is also a family dispute between James' husband and her son over who has James' power of attorney. Currently, that responsibility falls to her son, but her husband protests that James' was in unsound mental health at the time she made that decision in 2008. James' assets are valued at over $1 million.
Sound familiar, anyone?