Newsclip®: [Health] Records: Doctors say woman declared brain dead still alive - Houston Chronicle

"(AP) — As a California mother seeks to stop a hospital from ending life support for her brain dead toddler, a father is marking one year since he convinced a judge that his brain-dead daughter was still alive and should keep getting care. The newspaper said she had been in a coma since 2007 after suffering a massive seizure while battling anorexia. '[...] it is an example of a physician making a resource determination and using brain death as a way to legitimize their beliefs on the quality of life and how they see this as futile,' Dolan said. A judge ordered further tests and court records show UC San Francisco School of Medicine neurologists Wade Smith and Andrew Josephson determined the woman did not meet the clinical criteria for brain death. In another California case, a mother filed an emergency appeal to keep her toddler on life support after a lower court order expires on Friday.",

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