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Have you attempted to involve the hospital social worker, a trusted friend or clergyman?
Also, is her son concious? Can he make his own wishes known?
Thank you for the additional information. I am sorry to hear of your dilemma. I realize how frustrating this is for you and I hope to provide you information which is accurate and useful, even though it may not be the news you were hoping to get.
Unfortunately, unless the husband makes his wishes known, going against his wife, the hospital will do what the wife says. The courts will not contradict a patient's spouse's wishes if the patient is not the one doing the contradicting.
That is why you will need to go through the hospital social worker to try to mediate this since it is more of a relationship than legal problem and courts will not, generally, provide a remedy for that type of dispute. In other words, there is no legal obligation that a spouse allow their mother in law into a hospital room to visit their child.
I realize this is probably not the answer you were hoping to receive. Also, please remember that this is not necessarily a moral judgement on my part. As a professional, however, I am sometimes placed in the position of having to deliver news which is not favorable to a customer's legal position, but accurately reflects their position under the law. I hate it, but it happens and I only ask that you not penalize me with a bad or poor rating for having to deliver less than favorable news.