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Sunday, March 20, 2005

Schiavo timeline: (selected entries)
  • Feb. 25, 1990: Terri Schiavo collapses in her home. Doctors believe a potassium imbalance caused her heart to stop, temporarily cutting off oxygen to her brain.
  • Nov. 1992: Terri's husband, Michael, wins malpractice suit that accused doctors of misdiagnosing his wife; jury awards more than more than $700,000 for her care, Michael receives an additional $300,000.
  • Feb. 14, 1993: Terri Schiavo's parents, Bob and Mary Schindler, have a falling out with Michael over the malpractice suit money and Terri's care.
  • July 29, 1993: Bob and Mary Schindler file petition to have Michael Schiavo removed as Terri's guardian. The case is later dismissed.
  • May 1998: Michael Schiavo files petition to remove Terri's feeding tube.
  • Feb. 11, 2000: Circuit Judge George W. Greer rules feeding tube can be removed. (upheld on appeal, Florida Supreme Court refuses to intervene. U.S. Supreme Court refuses to intervene)
  • April 26, 2001: The Schindlers pursue lawsuit against Michael Schiavo, accusing him of committing perjury by saying his wife did not want to be kept on life support.
  • Aug. 10, 2001: Judge Greer denies the Schindlers' request to remove Michael Schiavo as guardian.
  • Nov. 12, 2002: The Schindlers' attorney says medical records suggest Terri's condition may have been brought on by physical abuse, and asks for more time to get more evidence.


4 comments

of course it was because of abuse. I mean, why else would a woman with a severe eating disorder who have leached the potassium from her heart muscles (Karen Carpenter died that way too) have a heart attack but abuse?

By Blogger julia, at 3/20/2005 9:50 AM  

it would be interesting to know if the husband asked to remove the feeding tube coincident with (or just before) running out of money. ($1M is a lot, but I can see it running out after 8 years with medical costs being what they are.)

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3/20/2005 11:29 AM  

Allow the parents to take her home, and when she dies in 2-3 weeks, charge them with negligent homicide.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3/20/2005 3:30 PM  

The Schindler's always claimed that Michael Schiavo was motivated by greed. A cursory review of the published court rulings shows that the Judges and lawyers took their job seriously in trying to do what was best for this poor woman. To this day, Michael Schiavo visits his wife more than anyone else. No one disputes the fact that she is in remarkably good physical condition due to his relentless concern for her. He turned down one million dollars to walk away this tragedy
This is what drives me crazy: Some shithead thinks he is clever by accusing the husband of pulling the plug when he "runs out of money". Of course, there is no harm done by an anonymous jerk writing in blog comments, but listen to Delay: He has no idea of the issues involved, but he publicly attacks the husband. Nauseating is the word.

By Anonymous Jim, at 3/20/2005 9:23 PM  

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