The doctors told them that his prognosis for survival was poor and encouraged them to sign an organ donation consent form. They nearly did, but then discovered after an EEG that Zach's brain was, in fact, intact. Cook officials said that there must have been miscommunication between the two hospitals. But on August 13, the hospital convened an "ethics panel", a legal entity where under Texas law medical officials can make a decision that care would be futile to restore the quality of a patient's life. If they decide care would be futile, the hospital can terminate care after 10 days.
Looks to me like the doctor jumped the gun and denied life sustaining treatment too early in an attempt to cover a bad medical diagnosis.
To: Ronaldus Magnus
“Looks to me like the doctor jumped the gun and denied life sustaining treatment too early in an attempt to cover a bad medical diagnosis.”
More likely they figure there is a lot of brain damage even if he does recover and they would rather harvest his organs.
posted on 08/20/2012 4:08:00 PM PDT
by Psalm 144
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