Skip to comments.Michael Schiavo Poised To Sue Caregivers
Posted on 08/10/2005 10:38:54 AM PDT by marshmallow
CLEARWATER - Michael Schiavo has asked a court to waive the two-year statute of limitations on filing a medical malpractice lawsuit against one or more of his deceased wife's caregivers.
Terri Schiavo, 41, died March 31 after her feeding tube was removed after a seven-year court battle.
Schiavo's attorney in this case, Mark Perenich, said he was not able to discuss the proposed lawsuit behind Tuesday's request for an extension of the two-year statute of limitations.
By law, medical malpractice lawsuits must be filed within two years of the alleged misconduct unless an extension is granted.
In October 2003, Terri Schiavo's feeding tube was removed on court order. Doctors reinserted it on orders from Gov. Jeb Bush.
What a slimeball.
What was that about him not getting a cent off of her death???
Are we talking about dollars?????
I guess his complaint is that they kept Terri alive.
his bank account must be getting low...
A "wrongful death" suit ?
He needs to squeeze every penny he can out of that girl's life and death. How sad.
I'm confused (what else is new?). He's suing BECAUSE the feeding tube was removed because of a court order? Or he's suing because...???
This is un-believable............/sarc
I was thinking the same thing. I guess his live-in refuses to marry him.......
Should have added a barf alert!
No, a "wrongful life" suit. He apparently wants to sue them for misconduct for NOT killing his wife when he wanted them to.
Just when you thought he couldn't sink any lower...
the man is eat up with demons
Whatsamatter Mikey, not enough money left over. Yeah I know a terrible thing to say but you're still a slimeball.
She'd be terminally stupid if she did.
At first I thought this was Scrappleface.
Why am I not surprised.
Let's review his sterling character: 1) willingness to commit murder for personal convenience, 2) greed, 3) an adolescent desire for attention from millions of strangers, 4) a need to punish anyone who didn't condone his desire to kill his wife.
I think he's going to be even lower than Scott Peterson in The Hot Toasty Place, if that's possible.
*** MAY THIS VULTURE ROT IN HELL ***
Just when you thought he couldn't be a bigger a$$hole.
The man is still trying to make money off her!!! What a creep.
Lord, please let the courts tell this vile murderer NO for once. NO MORE MONEY from deep pockets for dear Mikey and the vampire Felos.
For me it is very very very believable. This was about the money for this man and those he came in contact with.
Sadly the precedence is now set that a county judge can indeed pronounce a death sentence without due process.
No I am not a lawyer, but I have figured out that "precedence" reigns supreme over any law written out of that body called Congress.
hmmmm....I would guess his good buddy Greer....and the disgraced judge will, of course, grant the extension.
So where are all the people who claimed Schiavo wasn't in it for the money?
The "Guardian of the Year" set to cash in. *snicker*
I guess the money from the Leftist Death Squad is now being used to feed Cincy Sheehan during her "protest".
This dude has so much chutzpah, he'll probably sue the hospice for removing the feeding tube...
I think this just PROVES that they (the Schindlers) were right to question his reason for wanting her dead!!!
I hope the Schindlers get him in court on a wrongful death suit...for taking away her feeding tube.
This is what the Left doesn't understand about Faith.
Without the Scriptural assurances that opportunistic vultures like Michael will eternally reap what they sow, I, for one, would be compelled to (at minimum) slap him until I felt better.
Instead, I grind my teeth and try to forgive. Mind you, he ain't makin' it easy.
Well, they did disconnect her feeding tube, leading directly to her death. Surely they should be held accountable for that...
Oh wait, that's not the "caregivers" he wants to sue.
Any chance he's looking to sue the two nurses who joined the "save terri" group?
Michael Schiavo has asked a court to waive the two-year statute of limitations
Wonder how all the Michael defenders feel about this. I'd like to hear their 'defense' of this lawsuit. Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?
I hope somebody finds something to sue this joker about.
They are strangely absent from this thread. ;)
His request to waive statute of limitations means he is trying to sue a medical provider based on alleged malpractice which occurred more than two years ago.
What on God's green earth could a doctor possibly do that would be worse than killing her?
I hope the waiver is granted, just so we can see this whole sordid affair unfold. If he is denied, we'll never know his theory of the case!
Pain and suffering might be worth a nice piece of change. :
Does anyone have an address for this grieving "husband?" It would only be proper to send him sympathy cards - even if they are a bit belated.
I didn't know a judge had the power to "waive" a statute.
Has this happened before? If so, that is shocking; I can't believe I've never heard of such a thing.
Well they did interfere with and speak out against (how dare they!) his every effort to starve her to death. I thought all Michael was interested in was helping Terri end her life per her supposed wishes? He got his wish, she's dead, shouldn't he just get on with his life like he said he wanted to? Well, we know it's all about the money for him. His 15 minutes of fame have gone and he hasn't really cashed out. The girlfriend and 2 kids must be getting expensive, so he's here to try to milk more out of his late wife's life and death.
Clearwater, FL (LifeNews.com) -- Terri Schiavo's estranged husband Michael plans to file a lawsuit against her former caretakers. Michael asked a local court on Tuesday to waive the two year statute of limitations against such a lawsuit.
Mark Perenich, Michael's new attorney, who replaces euthanasia advocate George Felos, told the Tampa Bay Tribune newspaper he could not comment on the proposed lawsuit.
Under Florida law, legal action must be taken within two years of the alleged mistreatment unless an extension is granted.
Michael could be hoping to go after Florida Governor Jeb Bush or the Florida legislature, which passed Terri's Law in October 2003 authorizing Bush to ask doctors not to starve Terri to death.
Terri died on March 31 after a painful two week-long starvation and dehydration death following a local judge's decision Michael could end her life. Florida lawmakers failed to pass another bill allowing Bush to save her life a second time.
While Michael may be file suit based on possible mistreatment, nurses who cared for Terri over the years say he was responsible for mistreating her.
Nurse Carla Sauer Iyer cared for Terri during the mid 1990s and said that, after one visit by Michael in Terri's room for 20 minutes with the door shut, Iyer found Terri lethargic and "crying hysterically."
She checked Terri's blood sugar levels and they were barely showing any reading on the glucometer, she told Fox News. She also saw a vial of "insulin concealed in the trash bin."
Iyer told ABC Radio's Sean Hannity there were needle marks underneath Terri's breast, under her arms, and in her groin area.
Iyer, who submitted affidavits during the legal battles between Michael and Terri's parents, told Hannity's radio program that Michael would complain when staff would take care of her or feed her. He would also refused to provide her with any rehabilitative treatment.
"[T]hat's therapy -- take that washcloth out," he would tell Iyer.
Another nurse, Heidi Law, said she witnessed an occasion similar to the insulin incident Iyer reports.
"I witnessed an occasion extremely similar to that and wasn't aware that somebody else had," Law told Hannity.
"I had gone into her room and she had quite the clammy fever -- or what felt like one -- and I went to the charge nurse immediately," Law explained.
Law said everything she saw led her to believe her sugar levels were "off the charts."
She told the ABC News radio show host that the episode happened just after Michael had left the room after visiting Terri privately.
Law said she had never met Iyer or spoken to her about the incidents.
But Michael always had her best interests at heart, more than her parents and siblings ever did because ....her was her husband....he loved her.....he knew what she wanted.....in fact, even now in this new lawsuit, Michael's still only doing what Terri would have wanted...../sarcasm
he's the scum of the earth.
Time standards can be waived by the court upon a showing of "good cause". Usually it's based on mistake, inadvertence, inexcusable neglect. Involuntary waivers are rare and you have to make a good case, but it can be done.
Individuals have the right to waive statutes of limitations by contract as well.
That part is not what is shocking to me. What is shocking to me is that a guy whose sole purpose in life for the last eight years has been to kill his disabled wife is looking to sue someone over her treatment.
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