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  • Physician Who Examined Schiavo for Over 10 Hours Critical of Autopsy Report

    06/20/2005 7:52:12 PM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 58 replies · 2,150+ views
    Christian News Wire ^ | June 19, 2005 | Staff
    Dr. William Hammesfahr, nominated for a Nobel Prize for his work in Medicine, has been recognized by agents for Medicare, the federal government, and others for new approaches to helping the brain injured. Dr. Hammesfahr has been identified in helping patients with chronic brain injuries from many causes actually leave long term disability, and return to work. Dr. Hammesfahr, was identified by Judge Susan Kirkland, for the State of Florida Department of Health, in her judicial ruling in which, for the State of Florida, Department of Health, found that he was "the first physician to restore deficits caused by stroke."...
  • Doctor: Schiavo Autopsy Conclusions Flawed

    06/19/2005 6:04:50 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 907 replies · 14,042+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 6/19/05 | Carl Limbacher
    Dr. William Hammesfahr, nominated for a Nobel Prize for his work in Medicine, has been recognized by agents for Medicare, the federal government, and others for new approaches to helping the brain injured. Dr. Hammesfahr has been identified in helping patients with chronic brain injuries from many causes actually leave long term disability, and return to work. Dr. Hammesfahr was identified the first physician to restore deficits caused by stroke. Dr. Hammesfahr has released the following statement in response to the autopsy report on Terri Schindler Schiavo: We have seen a lot on the autopsy of Terri Schindler Schiavo in...
  • LIVE THREAD: SCHIAVO AUTOPSY PRESS CONFERENCE11:00 AM EST FROM CLEARWATER, FLA

    06/15/2005 7:59:51 AM PDT · by floriduh voter · 1,062 replies · 44,983+ views
    ABC Action News Local Affiliate, Tampa, FL | June 15, 2005 | Floriduh Voter
    This is news/activism. Terri Schindler Schiavo is still in the headlines. The death lobby shouldn't kid themselves. We are not going to forget... LIVE THREAD of Terri Schiavo Autopsy Press Conference. It begins at 11:00 pm est from Clearwater, Florida at the Medical Examiner's Office right down the road from where Terri was starved & dehydrated to death. The ME will have to address that hmmmmmmmm? John Throgmartin, ME, here he goes. Dr. Steven Nelson joins him. HERE WE GO.
  • Autopsy: Schiavo Was Not Abused

    06/15/2005 10:25:04 AM PDT · by stm · 351 replies · 10,828+ views
    Fox News ^ | 15 June 2005 | Fox News
    Terri Schiavo (search) died from dehydration and was not abused before her 1990 collapse, an autopsy report revealed Wednesday
  • Schiavo autopsy does not alter church's pro-life stand, official says

    06/18/2005 6:34:47 PM PDT · by Coleus · 15 replies · 668+ views
    Catholic News Service ^ | 06.17.05 | Nancy Frazier O'Brien
    Schiavo autopsy does not alter church's pro-life stand, official says WASHINGTON (CNS) -- The autopsy results on Terri Schindler Schiavo are irrelevant to the church's stand in support of her human dignity and against removal of her feeding tube in March, a Catholic pro-life official said June 16. "Our position was not based on predictions about her likelihood of recovery," said Richard M. Doerflinger, deputy director of the U.S. bishops' Secretariat for Pro-Life Activities, in a telephone interview from Chicago. "It was based on her dignity as a human person." Schiavo, 41, died March 31, nearly two weeks after her...
  • THE SCHIAVO MATTER

    06/18/2005 1:02:30 AM PDT · by Former Military Chick · 263 replies · 3,954+ views
    Neal Boortz ^ | June 16, 2005 | Neal Boortz
    Correct me if I'm wrong .. but when the Terri Schiavo matter was consuming front pages and broadcast news, wasn't the issue whether or not she was reacting to her parents and watching that balloon floating around her room? She should not be allowed to die, people said, because with rehab she would improve and then her family could take her to malls and birthday parties and such. Well, the autopsy results are in. [full autopsy pdf] There was no way that Terri Schiavo could benefit in any way from rehabilitation therapy. What's more, she had no cognitive abilities. In...
  • Excerpts from Terri Schiavo Autopsy Report

    06/17/2005 11:56:16 PM PDT · by eartotheground · 11 replies · 1,240+ views
    Medical Examiner, Pasco and Pinellas Counties ^ | June 13, 2005 | Medical Examiner, Pasco and Pinellas Counties
    Autopsy highlights: (my comments in parentheses) T11 endplate fracture (?correllates with bone scan) Renal scar (right) Heart normal (no evidence of "heart attack") "Manner of death: Undetermined" Dr. Stephen Nelson, Neuropathologist, in a report contained within the autopsy report: "The persistent vegetative state and minimally conscious state are clinical diagnoses, not pathologic ones. The neurophysiologic findings of the persistent vegetative state have been well described in the medical literature ... yet there are no similarly published neurophysiologic descriptions specific to the minimally conscious state". "In diffuse axonal injury this abnormality is usually due to a shearing injury after acute trauma"....
  • Where's The Apology? (Bending the Facts on Schiavo)

    06/17/2005 7:01:04 PM PDT · by echoBoomer · 274 replies · 3,480+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Friday, June 17, 2005; Page A31 | E. J. Dionne Jr.
    ...The autopsy in the Terri Schiavo case provides a rare moment of political accountability. We should not "move on," as Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist suggested. No, we cannot move on until those politicians who felt entitled to make up facts and toss around unwarranted conclusions about Schiavo's condition take responsibility for what they said -- and apologize... So the big-government conservatives had to invent a story. They had to insist that they knew, just knew , more about Terri Schiavo's condition than the doctors on the scene. They had to question Michael Schiavo's motives and imply that he wanted...
  • Terri Schiavo's belated vindication: Kevin McCullough on autopsy details ignored by the media

    06/17/2005 2:28:02 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 179 replies · 4,492+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Friday, June 17, 2005 | Kevin McCullough
    Friday, June 17, 2005 Terri Schiavo's belated vindicationPosted: June 17, 20051:00 a.m. Eastern By Kevin McCullough © 2005 WorldNetDaily.com For those who loved her, the release of the official autopsy of Terri Schindler Schiavo, brought little comfort, but significant vindication. Of course, as was all too predictable, the mainstream press completely misrepresented the findings, sided with the adulterer formerly known as her husband, and proclaimed shame upon Terri's family. Mitch Stacy wrote for the Associated Press: All along, Michael Schiavo said his brain-damaged wife's situation was hopeless – that she had zero chance of emerging from her persistent vegetative state. On...
  • Schiavo autopsy confirms brain death

    06/17/2005 6:48:34 AM PDT · by dead · 17 replies · 938+ views
    AP via Yahoo! ^ | 6/17/05
  • Terri Schiavo Autopsy Released

    06/16/2005 6:46:01 PM PDT · by flixxx · 335+ views
    the smoking gun ^ | 6 16 05 | thesmokinggun
    JUNE 15--An autopsy of Terry Schiavo was unable to determine to any "reasonable medical certainty" what caused the 41-year-old Florida woman to fall into a vegetative state. According to the below report issued today by the Pinellas-Pasco Medical Examiner, there was no evidence that Schiavo, whose medical plight triggered a national debate, had ever been abused. Opponents of Schiavo's husband Michael, who successfully fought to have Terry removed from life support, claimed that the woman had been severely injured at her husband's hands. But while Michael Schiavo contended that his wife's eating disorder likely caused her to go into cardiac...
  • Schiavo Autopsy Leaves Most Important Questions Unanswered

    06/16/2005 4:26:54 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 147 replies · 2,490+ views
    Not Dead Yet ^ | June 15, 2005 | Not Dead Yet - Staff
    Schiavo Autopsy Leaves Most Important Questions Unanswered For more information: Diane Coleman or Stephen Drake (708) 209-1500 exts. 11 & 29 708-420-0539 (cell) Forest Park, IL, June 15, 2005 -- Today's release of findings in the autopsy of Terri Schiavo leave the central issues in her life and death unanswered, says a national disability rights group. For example, contrary to articles stating the autopsy report "supported" the diagnosis of "persistent vegetative state (PVS)," a neuropathology expert today was careful to say that PVS is a clinical diagnosis rather than a pathological one. He added that nothing in the autopsy was...
  • Frist says Schiavo case brought to a close by autopsy report

    06/16/2005 9:36:04 AM PDT · by ambrose · 85 replies · 2,069+ views
    AP ^ | 6/16/05
    WASHINGTON Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist says the autopsy released yesterday on Terri Schiavo (SHY'-voh) brings a "very sad chapter to a close." The surgeon had questioned Schiavo's diagnosis during the debate last March on whether to remove her feeding tube. But he told A-B-C this morning the report shows Schiavo had devastating brain damage. Frist says he never made his own diagnosis in the case. But he did argue there wasn't enough information on the woman's condition to justify removing her feeding tube. Frist helped push through emergency legislation aimed at prolonging Schiavo's life by allowing her case to...
  • Terri Schiavo Autopsy: Manner of Death 'Undetermined'

    06/15/2005 12:27:19 PM PDT · by veronica · 878 replies · 15,712+ views
    CNSNews.com ^ | June 15, 2005 | Jeff Johnson
    (1st Add: Includes comments from George Felos, Michael Schiavo's attorney.) (CNSNews.com) - Terri Schiavo's body did not show any signs of trauma or other criminal activity that would explain her brain injury, nor was there evidence to support previous diagnoses of a heart attack or an eating disorder, the Florida medical examiner who conducted her autopsy said Wednesday. A representative of Terri's family complimented the report, but said it still leaves many questions unanswered. "She died of dehydration," Dr. Jon Thogmartin, the Florida medical examiner for Pinellas and Pasco counties said, noting that the official cause of death would be...
  • Schiavo autopsy shows no sign of trauma, brain half normal size

    06/15/2005 8:33:35 AM PDT · by george wythe · 399 replies · 10,896+ views
    AP ^ | June 15 2005
    Terri Schiavo did not suffer any trauma before her 1990 collapse and her brain was about half of normal size when she died, according to results released Wednesday of an autopsy conducted on the severely brain-damaged woman. Pinellas-Pasco Medical Examiner Jon Thogmartin concluded that there was no evidence of strangulation or other trauma leading to her collapse. He also said she did not appear to have suffered a heart attack and there was no evidence that she was given harmful drugs or other substances prior to her death. He said she would not have been able to eat or drink...
  • Schiavo autopsy results to be released Wednesday

    06/14/2005 10:16:07 AM PDT · by areafiftyone · 183 replies · 2,865+ views
    LARGO - The long-awaited results from Terri Schiavo's autopsy will be released Wednesday morning, Pinellas County officials announced today. The brain-damaged woman died at her Pinellas Park hospice on March 31, two weeks after the removal of her feeding tube. During the course of the legal battle, allegations surfaced that Michael Schiavo abused Terri. Those complaints had previously been dismissed in court, but the autopsy is expected to settle that question for good. The autopsy is also expected to reveal what condition Terri was actually in when she died. Her parents insisted that she was minimally conscious, but most medical...
  • Terri Schiavo Autopsy Results Two to Three Weeks Away

    05/10/2005 1:02:24 AM PDT · by FairOpinion · 6 replies · 5,355+ views
    Life News ^ | May 10, 2005 | Steven Ertelt
    Clearwater, FL (LifeNews.com) -- The autopsy results on Terri Schiavo are two to three weeks away, according to the local medical examiner charged with the task of determining her cause of death. The disabled woman died after a painful 13-day starvation and dehydration death that generated worldwide controversy. Pinellas-Pasco Medical Examiner Jon Thogmartin has been working on Terri's autopsy for the last month and he says he needs two to three more weeks to complete it. Until then, he won't talk about the work in progress. He will say, however, that he has received hundreds of letters and emails related...
  • question- Whatever became of Terri Schiavo's autopsy?

    04/26/2005 8:21:27 PM PDT · by InvisibleChurch · 43 replies · 6,323+ views
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    It was to be released a few weeks after her death.
  • Schiavo Case: Living Wills, Autopsy Not the Answer, Says Fr. Pavone of Priests for Life

    04/07/2005 10:39:40 AM PDT · by topher · 148 replies · 2,841+ views
    U. S. Newswire ^ | April 7, 2005
    http://releases.usnewswire.com/GetRelease.asp?id=45487 From US Newswire Schiavo Case: Living Wills, Autopsy Not the Answer, Says Fr. Pavone of Priests for Life4/7/2005 8:48:00 AM To: Metro Desk Contact: Jerry Horn of Priests for Life, 540-785-4733 NEW YORK, April 7 /U.S. Newswire/ -- Fr. Frank Pavone, national director of Priests for Life, who was with Terri Schiavo during the hours and moments before her death, issued the following statement today: "In response to the Schiavo case, many think they should draw up a living will. This, however, is both unnecessary and dangerous. We cannot make treatment decisions today for circumstances of tomorrow that we...
  • Terri Schiavo Autopsy Completed [Michael Ordered By Court to Disclose Burial Site To Family!!]

    04/03/2005 8:53:52 AM PDT · by Daisy4 · 314 replies · 9,491+ views
    CNN ^ | 4/3/05 | CNN
    Terri Schiavo autopsy completed Her parents, husband planning separate funeral arrangements Saturday, April 2, 2005 Posted: 1540 GMT (2340 HKT) http://edition.cnn.com/2005/US/04/02/schiavo.ap TAMPA, Florida (AP) -- The autopsy of Terri Schiavo has been completed, and the body is ready for release to her husband, who plans to cremate her remains and bury the ashes in an unspecified family plot. Results from the autopsy, which was completed Friday, will not be released for several weeks, according to the medical examiner's office. Michael Schiavo has said he hopes the autopsy will settle questions about his wife's medical condition, but experts differ on whether...
  • Schiavo 's parents sought, were denied own expert to observed autopsy

    04/02/2005 7:17:15 PM PST · by FairOpinion · 297 replies · 5,050+ views
    Tampa Bay's 10 ^ | April 2, 2005 | AP
    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Legal setbacks for Terri Schiavo's parents continue even after the brain-damaged woman's death. The Pinellas County Medical Examiner's Office denied the parents' request to have independent medical experts observe Schiavo's autopsy has been denied. Over their seven-years-long legal battle, Bob and Mary Schindler sought independent investigation of their daughter's condition. They wanted to select a neuropathologist and a forensic expert to observe her autopsy. The autopsy was completed yesterday. Results are not expected for several weeks. Terri Schiavo's body was cremated today. Her husband plans to bury her remains in a family plot in Pennsylvania. He...
  • Schiavo's Autopsy Done...Results Released In a Few Weeks

    04/02/2005 1:03:40 PM PST · by springfieldillinoishunk · 88 replies · 5,542+ views
    CNN ^ | Apr. 2, 2005 | AP
    Michael Schiavo has said he hopes the autopsy will settle questions about his wife's medical condition, but experts differ on whether that will happen. He declined to comment Friday. Terri Schiavo's parents, Bob and Mary Schindler, and Michael Schiavo spent Friday planning separate funerals for the 41-year-old woman, who died Thursday -- nearly two weeks after her feeding tube was removed.
  • Ex-Palm Beach County medical examiner handles Schiavo autopsy

    04/02/2005 3:54:57 AM PST · by EnquiringMind · 193 replies · 5,407+ views
    The Palm Beach Post ^ | April 2, 2005 | Robert P. King
    "Dr. Jacqueline Martin was reading a newspaper article about Terri Schiavo when a name from the past leaped out at her: Dr. Jon Thogmartin. Six years ago, Thogmartin, the motorcycle-riding former Texan who succeeded Martin as Palm Beach County's chief medical examiner...." "Schiavo's autopsy already caused some public stir after her parents and husband both called for the postmirtem this week. Thogmartin's office said it would conduct the autopsy because state law requires it, and that "family requests are immaterial".
  • Autopsy Decision Not Made By Michael Schiavo, Official Says

    03/30/2005 8:12:14 AM PST · by jdhljc169 · 154 replies · 3,973+ views
    Tbo.com ^ | 03/30/05 | jdhljc169
    CLEARWATER - It is not up to Michael Schiavo to decide whether his wife, Terri, should undergo an autopsy after death. ``He doesn't have any choice in the matter,'' said Bill Pellan, director of investigations for the Pinellas-Pasco Medical Examiner's Office. Medical Examiner Jon Thogmartin decides when an autopsy is required under state law, Pellan said. On Monday, attorney George Felos announced that Michael Schiavo wanted an autopsy performed to silence critics who have accused him of planning to have Terri Schiavo's remains cremated to cover up wrongdoing. ``Claims have been made there is some motive behind the cremation,'' Felos...
  • Doctors Complete Schiavo Autopsy

    04/01/2005 2:30:09 PM PST · by drt1 · 347 replies · 7,927+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 04/01/2005 | MSNBC
    PINELLAS PARK, Fla. - Medical examiners concluded an autopsy on Terri Schiavo on Friday, and prepared to release her remains to family members who continued to fight bitterly over the case of the brain-damaged woman who became the flashpoint for a nationwide debate over right-to-die issues. "The examination included routine forensic autopsy procedures, supplemented by full post mortem X-rays," the Pinellas County, Fla., medical examiner's office said in a statement. "Terri Schiavo's remains are ready for release to the establishment selected by the legally authorized person, for purposes of final disposition. "