Schiavo Autopsy Released - No Abuse

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    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20050615/ap_on_re_us/schiavo_autopsy

    LARGO, Fla. -

    Terri Schiavo did not suffer any trauma prior to her 1990 collapse and her brain was about half of normal size when she died, according to results released Wednesday of an autopsy conducted on the severely brain-damaged woman.

    Pinellas-Pasco Medical Examiner Jon Thogmartin concluded that there was no evidence of strangulation or other trauma leading to her collapse. He also said she did not appear to have suffered a heart attack and there was no evidence that she was given harmful drugs or other substances prior to her death.

    Autopsy results on the 41-year-old brain damaged woman were made public Wednesday, more than two months after Schiavo's death ended an internationally watched right-to-die battle that engulfed the courts, Congress and the White House and divided the country.

    She died from dehydration, he said.

    He said she would not have been able to eat or drink if she had been given food by mouth as her parents' requested.

    "Removal of her feeding tube would have resulted in her death whether she was fed or hydrated by mouth or not," Thogmartin told reporters.

    Thogmartin said that Schiavo's brain was about half of its expected size when she died March 31 in a Pinellas Park hospice, 13 days after her feeding tube was removed.

    "The brain weighed 615 grams, roughly half of the expected weight of a human brain. ... This damage was irreversible, and no amount of therapy or treatment would have regenerated the massive loss of neurons."
     
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    Hmmm, sounds like what the Doctors had been saying all along.
     
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    The headline should read "Autopsy shows removing feeding tube was the right thing to do."
     
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    You mean like the husband said she had?
     
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    and like her parents and friends said?
     
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    Sad but true....Now can she be layed to rest?
     
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    Wow! Looks like I was right all along. Religious zealots will still complain about a conspiracy though :tinfoil: :tinfoil: :tinfoil:
     
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    She was railroaded into death by judges who refused to even reconsider the data. More due diligence is given death row inmates and that's a travesty.
     
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    Well so much for listening to the facts, the data is out there now, she was a fucking veggie without a shred of a chance for recovery. :alco:
     
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    This data has nothing to do with how the case was handled by the judiciary. They refused to do new medical exams and relied on the testimony from one doctor on one examination for each new appeal. That's wrong.
     

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