Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Schiavo had irreversible brain damage-autopsy - Yahoo! News

Schiavo had irreversible brain damage-autopsy - Yahoo! News: "LARGO, Fla. (Reuters) -
Terri Schiavo, a Florida woman who died in March after a fierce right-to-die battle that involved the U.S. Congress, was severely brain damaged and had no hope of recovery, said a medical examiner who made the results of an autopsy public on Wednesday.

The autopsy found no evidence to support her family's accusations that she suffered broken bones or other injuries as a result of abuse, and also cast doubt on allegations that an eating disorder contributed to her 1990 collapse.

The extensive examination of Schiavo's body found that her brain weighed only about half of what a healthy human brain would, Pinellas County medical examiner Jon Thogmartin, said at a news conference.

'Her brain was profoundly atrophied,' he said. 'This damage was irreversible.'"

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