Skip to comments.Evidence of Physical Abuse Haunts Michael Schiavo
Posted on 02/11/2005 6:24:10 AM PST by amdgmary
Evidence of Physical Abuse Haunts Michael Schiavo
Fractures in wifes ribs, pelvis, spine and ankle point to prolonged violent abuse
To: National Desk
Contact: Gary McCullough for the Schindler Family, 202-546-0054
CLEARWATER, Fl., Feb.10 /Christian Wire Service/ -- On May 6, 1990, two months after the mysterious incident that left Terri Schindler Schiavo severely mentally disabled, Dr. Hamilton, an Orthopedic Surgeon, examined her. A year later Terri was demonstrating painful reactions to physical therapy treatment, so on March 5, 1991, the Mediplex therapist director ordered a bone scan.
This bone scan revealed a healed broken right femur bone and healed bone fractures in Terri Schindler Schiavos ribs, pelvis, spine and ankle.
Dr. W. Campbell Walker concluded that Terri has a history of trauma and presumed that the other multiple areas of abnormal activity also relate to previous trauma.
As Terris lone guardian, Michael Schiavo has been able to conceal the bone scan and examinations from her parents, brother, and sister for over ten years. To date, Michael Schiavo has not allowed the family to see the results of the May 6 examination, the emergency room records from the day of the incident, nor any of the accompanying x-rays.
Michael Schiavo's inability to be forthright over the bone scan brings into question his lone description of Terri's activity at the time of the incident. His choice to have his wife terminated rather than rehabilitated may not be in pursuit of her interests, but to continue to conceal the level of physical violence he displayed toward Terri.
The bone scan evaluation is available online at www.earnedmedia.org/bonescan.htm
I'd love to hear the explanation of a broken right femur bone...
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In concert with his actions to date...or when taking into consideration his actions as regards Terri...I'd say this evidence is the most compelling. It explains exactly why he behaves as he does. IMHO (and that's all that it is), he doesn't want her to get healthy because of what she might reveal if she recovers...and the added bonus for him is the money
Oh bulimia, doncha know.
Oh, didn't you hear? Michael heard a *thud* in the middle of the night. She broke it then. / sarcasm
This explains everything! He is trying to "destroy" evidence with a 159th trimester abortion!
Oh! My bad!!
"As Terris lone guardian, Michael Schiavo has been able to conceal the bone scan and examinations from her parents, brother, and sister for over ten years. To date, Michael Schiavo has not allowed the family to see the results of the May 6 examination, the emergency room records from the day of the incident, nor any of the accompanying x-rays."
This case just boggles my mind.
HOW could he conceal all this?
IF they can print this as truth WHY aren't lawyers able to extract her from this man and allow her parents to care for her?
I am a little late to this case, and I know there is tons of information involved.
However, I thought I heard that a court cleared the husband of any wrong doing in Terri's accident, is this true?
How exactly does he expalin her trauma??
I agree with you. Schiavo has been trying to get rid of the evidence (Terri's body). The fact that Michael has a court order for Terri's cremation just makes his intentions more obvious.
I see no YWCA NOW attacking him ... hmmm..
Calling Walker Railey ...
Anorexics have bone fractures.
He has something huge to hide and after she's gone his secrets are forever secure.
Michael Schiavo is the one who deserves to be terminated, not Terri. And Terri's guardianship should be awarded to someone who cares for her like her parents. This is what will happen if justice prevails.
It is if the guardian refuses to permit treatment on the basis of a lie about the patient "wanting to die."
"...Terri has a history of trauma and presumed that the other multiple areas of abnormal activity also relate to previous trauma..."
But what I would like to know is how "previous" is this previous trauma? The article seems to indicate that the broken bones happened before the brain damage.
Thanks for the article.
I didn't know why the bone scan was ordered in the first place. Little by little more and more tidbits of information are coming out about this case.
"However, I thought I heard that a court cleared the husband of any wrong doing in Terri's accident, is this true?"
As far as I know there has never been a court case looking into her abuse. Her parents weren't aware of any abuse at the time of her "collapse" and she did not tell them she was thinking seriously about a divorce. She did tell her friends though and the girlfriend she had gone out with the night of the collapse warned her about going home.
Michael had a lawsuit against the doctors for failing to diagnose Terri correctly. He won the lawsuit, but later, the doctor was cleared of any wrong doing by a medical board. The doctor asked the state to look into Terri's case but the results of any investigation have conveniently disappeared.
A court never cleared Michael of abuse, because he's never been brought before a court to answer charges. The court cases are related to the Schindler's trying to stop their daughter from being starved and dehydrated to death and to allow her brother to be Terri's guardian, since Michael has willlfully ignored the law on guardianship responsibilities. They have also gone to court to see Terri's medical records, and request better treatment of Terri.
Judge Greer will not hold the husband accountable to comply with the laws for guardiaship. For example, Michael refuses to file required annual guardianship papers and Greer ignores the fact that Michael continually refuses to follow this Florida law.
Bump/Thanks for the ping
I think maybe we all don't have all the facts on all sides here, aren't the parents in trouble for using charitable donations not for the purpose it was collected, it was posted on Freep forum a few days
if you believe the husband and/or his lawyer, they claim there is no more money left, it was all spent on her care, which actually after 10 years in care wouldn't be surprising
okay thanks for getting me up to speed.
Thank you for posting this, mary. In addition to the reasons Michael wanted Terri dead on that fateful day, additionally he wants her dead because she is THE EVIDENCE that he committed serious crimes, including attempted murder. And with the help of the courts, he has been attempting to KILL her ever since.
"aren't the parents in trouble for using charitable donations not for the purpose it was collected, it was posted on Freep forum a few days"
No they are not in trouble for spending donations improperly. The foundation is registered as a corporation, but evidently it should also have been reistered with another state agency if you solicit donations. The foundation paid the $1,000 fine.
This is probably a common error, but the state decided to go after Terri's foundation for the fine. But will not hold Michael and his lawyers accountable for numerous violations of the law.
SCHINDLER FOUNDATION FINED
MICHAEL SCHIAVOS ATTORNEY STATEMENT GIVES FURTHER CAUSE FOR CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION
Thanks for the ping!
Hmmmm. I haven't kept up with the case, but if Schiavo is still trying to be able to let her die, somebody at the atty general's office needs to get these x-rays and do an investigation, and quietly tell him that if she dies they are charging him with murder.
Well it isn't bogus because you can see the actual report if you go to the link.
There is also the interview Greta did with Dr. Baden (who also said there should be an investigation).
On the Record with Greta van Susteren
Interview with Dr. Michael Baden, a Forensic Pathologist from NY
Greta: Dr. Baden, a potassium imbalance, lets first talk about if you have a potassium deficiency, can that cause the condition that Terri Schiavo has?
Baden: Um, can, but unlikely. Potassium is very interesting. Its probably the most lethal poison we have when its injected rapidly, and thats why its the poison that kills people, capital punishment by lethal injection. And it stops the heart from beating properly too much of it. But also too little of it., hypo-potassium, can also cause the heart to stop beating properly and lead to lack of blood flow to the brain and death of brain cells by lack of oxygen. But thats very unusual, Greta, extremely unusual.
Greta: A normal healthy woman, I assume, would have no reason, for instance, to take potassium supplements unless, perhaps, shes on a diuretic or some other medication that would cause a potassium depletion. Is that right?
Baden: Thats correct. Thats right.
Greta: Is there any explanation then in your mind, and I realize you were not her team physician, but why would a woman at her age have a potassium imbalance?
Baden: Extremely unusual unless she had certain kinds of diseases, which she doesnt have. She was in her twenties. The reason that shes in the state shes in is because there was a period of time, maybe 5 minutes or 8 minutes, when not enough oxygen was going to her brain. That can happen because the heart stops for 5 or 8 minutes, but she had a healthy heart, from what we can see. The other thing, though. . . Im sorry Greta?
Greta: No, go ahead.
Baden: Yeah, your staff has provided me with a bone scan that you guys obtained ah from her initial admission in 1991 to the hospital. And that bone scan describes her as having a head injury. Thats why shes there, thats why shes getting a bone scan. And a head injury can cause, lead to the vegetative state that Ms. Schiavo is in now, and it does show evidence that there are other injuries, other bone fractures, that on healing-stage, so that....
Greta: So, let me back up a second. Head injury. Could she have had, could she have passed out from a potassium imbalance causing a falling head injury? Is that what youre talking about, or are you suggesting some pre-existing head injury to her passing out?
Baden: Something totally different. That its extremely rare for a 20-year-old to have a cardiac arrest from low potassium who has no other diseases. So the other issue is could it have been due to some other cause, which is raised by the family, has to be looked at.
Greta: Alright, other injuries and bone injuries, what does that suggest to you?
Baden: Some kind of trauma. The trauma can be from an auto accident, the trauma can be from a fall, or the trauma can be from some kind of beating that she obtained from somebody somewhere. Its something that should have been investigated in 1991 when these findings were found, and .
Greta: They were fresh.
Baden: Maybe there were, Maybe they were investigated by police at that time.
Greta: Alright. Dr. Michael Baden, thank you.
Baden: Thank you, Greta.
I'd love to know where you heard that because as far as we can tell it's never even been investigated, never mind going to trial over it.
So you're familiar with the Walker Railey case, too? Similarities between the two cases, aren't there. I wonder how Peggy is faring these days. Of course, he divorced her so she's got a bonus over Terri.
Terri wasn't anorexic.
The bones scan was ordered because Terri was complaining of pain during her physical therapy sessions.
Oh, wait, I forgot! She can't feel anything and doesn't respond to her environment! /sarcasm
That's just one of many lies told by/through MSM. Stick around, and we can probably get you up to speed on a few other things.
First off, the lawyer says that there is approximately $60,000 left in her trust fund. Now admittedly that might not go very far, however, when you realize that these trust accounts are not just sitting there not being invested all that time, you're making a poor assumption. One of the guardian ad-litems that was appointed (and subsequently removed for his report) noted that there was roughly $750,000 still in the account in 1998. That's what the account started with. How to explain? It was accruing interest by being invested wisely. Once it hit 1998 and lawyers started hitting into it, the amount in there rapidly decreased. I think that this is another reason why an independent GAL or other counsel for Terri should be appointed.
All of this evidence...so obvious. What is keeping the Feds from investigating. WHAT!!??? WHY?????
I'm pretty sure that the Attorney General already has this information and still hasn't filed for an investigation into the matter. To me what's weird is that you'd think they'd love to do one, but it's like this case has leprosy or something.
I think I heard it from the husband on some talk show. He was saying that Terry's family were making up lies about him etc.
I do not follow this case that closely so I have no idea where the truth lies.
I am going through old threads here to try and catch up.
Yeah, you're right! I hadn't thought of that. He's just trying to have a 159th trimester abortion of his wife. (Assuming your math is correct)
In the words of the RATS, "Let's just 'Move on!'"
Isn't it just INCREDIBLE how two-timing-father-of-two-bastard-children-possible-BOTCHED-ATTEMPTED-MURDERER-not-legally-qualified-guradian-husband Michael has been able to get away with so much for so long?
Don't know about Peggy, last I saw was "no change" a few years ago.
Good summary: http://www.handwriting.org/archives/99may_03.html
Politics? Duty-to-die is a touchy subject. We've taken most bigotry out of the public square. Some people have a need to practice bigotry. There used to be a wide range of targets that were socially acceptable. We've narrowed it down to Christians and the disabled. There are limits to what you can do to Christians. You can deprive them of their right to practice their religion, but you can't kill them. Disabled people can still be killed out of bigotry, and that's socially acceptable. When lynching was at it's height, society frowned on murdering the disabled. There will always be a small group of people who need to oppress and murder with impunity. Right now, their target is the disabled.
I remember the case and have mentioned the similarities on FR several times before. Here are some links to the story:
I feel sorry for Michael's two kids, I really do.