Cloudchaser Sakonige the Red Wolf: There have been cases where people who were thought to be brain dead were successfully resuscitated and recalled things said around them that a brain dead person should not have been able to hear.
namegoeshere: Cloudchaser Sakonige the Red Wolf: There have been cases where people who were thought to be brain dead were successfully resuscitated and recalled things said around them that a brain dead person should not have been able to hear.Yes, but they were misdiagnosed. They were in a deep coma, not brain dead. This child has been examined by six experts, as well as having every test and scan that it is possible to have. There has been zero blood flow to her brain for a month. Zip. Zilch. Nada. Not a trickle. Her brain tissue, all of it, including every bit of her brain stem, is dead. Done. Decomposing. If you read the blog I linked upthread, you'll see that at this point it has liquefied and this brain soup is leaking out of her skull and down her spinal column.There is nothing left to see or hear or feel or think. Nothing. No brain. Nothing will ever come back. It's gone. She's gone.Nowhere. Never. Ever. Has a person recovered from brain death. Such a thing has never happened. Misdiagnosis happens, yes. I would get a second opinion, maybe a third, were it my child. She's had six and every test there is to have. This is not that. She is dead. Gone. Never coming back. There is no doubt. There is no hope. Nothing.
BizarreMan: Compare and contrast Jahi McMath with Marlise Munoz
namegoeshere: 2) The family is completely realistic about the outcome. They understand that the mother has died. They do not believe the baby to be viable even if the mother's blood circulates for another ten weeks without too many body parts falling off. They want corpse support removed.
styckx: Brain fart.. Was thinking NAACP and ACLU came out..
Bunny Deville: Just... what the hell were they thinking giving the child a hamburger?
Radioactive Ass: They (who is they anyway?) believe is where I had to stop. The babys heart didn't stop and there are very simple and non-invasive methods nowadays to tell them what's going on in there.
Radioactive Ass: The article was also very slim on some critical details
Gyrfalcon: RoyFokker'sGhost: Also, IANAL, but from what i've heard, the $250K cap is only for 'potential earning' damages; emotional damages and punitive fees are still wide open.You are correct. Punitive damages can go through the roof. And there's a potential for loss of consortium here, or whatever the equivalent is for children.
sovietski: Lachwen: I had a friend back in high school who was hit by a car. After a day and a half they determined that there was blood actively flowing to less than a third of his brain. His parents - god, his poor parents - had a long talk with the doctors about not only what his chances of survival were, but what, exactly, constituted "survival" in his case. And at the end of that talk, they said their goodbyes, ordered the cessation of life support, and signed the papers to donate his organs.Years later, I heard them explain their reasoning: that even though there was a chance that he would ultimately remain physically (and legally) alive, the damage to his brain was so extensive that the bright, ephemeral thing that made Charles Charles was already gone. Their son was not defined by his body, but by his sense of humor, his kindness, his curiosity, his dedication and honesty. The body could have lived on, but the essence of their son was dead.He was their only child./talking about Charles always kicks up the dustAn invisible ninja is chopping onions in my vicinity. So very sorry about your friend, but your second paragraph was very well-said and touching.Couldn't imagine losing either (or both) of my children. You would have a hard time convincing me that life was worth living./has a big sad
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