In the Matter of E.R., Alleged to Be Seriously Mentally Impaired
Attorney for Appellant
Attorney for Appellee
Gretchen Kraemer, Assistant Attorney General
Court of Appeals
Court of Appeals Opinion
Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Samantha Gronewald, Judge. AFFIRMED. Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J., Mullins, J., and Danilson, S.J. Opinion by Danilson, S.J. (9 pages)
E.R. appeals the district court decision finding she was seriously mentally impaired. OPINION HOLDS: E.R. has not shown she received ineffective assistance due to counsel’s failure to challenge the qualifications of a person signing a physician’s report. We find there is sufficient evidence to show E.R. was not capable of making responsible decisions about her treatment. We affirm the decision of the district court.