A Horseheads woman continued her battle Thursday for guardianship of her husband, who has been in a persistent vegetative state since an accident nearly four years ago.
Sara Harvey said she is fighting for legal guardianship of Gary Harvey -- who suffered a severe brain injury in a January 2006 accident -- so he can get better medical care.
She said her husband is suffering under significantly inadequate care provided by the Chemung County Nursing Facility.
"I see stuff go on with him, and I get no answers," she told state Supreme Court Judge Judith O'Shea during oral arguments made Thursday by Assistant County Attorney Donald Thomson and Ithaca lawyer William Shaw, who represents Sara Harvey.
Shaw said there had been stonewalling by the county in releasing the medical records that are crucial to his case. Those documents either sustain or refute accusations against Sara Harvey, and he cannot proceed without them, he said.
Thomson said the county opposed the release of Gary Harvey's medical records because Sara Harvey has no legal right to them.
O'Shea asked about Sara Harvey's plans for her husband.
Shaw said they include seeking alternative medical services, including Veterans Affairs programs.
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