Oddly enough, as I have blathered before, Texas has some rather progressive laws that allow doctors to stop treating hopeless cases. One of them was signed into law by then Governor George the Younger which led to a brief partisan "He Not Pro-Life!!" squeal until someone actually bothered to look into it.
Followed this sad case. I could have titled this What Happened When "But My Feels!" Meets Reality and Lawyers Suck and Swallow but Not as Good as Your Mom:
--J.D.A judge in Texas has denied a further restraining order to keep a nine-year-old girl, said by doctors to be brain dead, on life support. Focus on that term "brain dead." It means "dead." With the period. As in "dead" with all references to the Norwegian Blue. There is no debate about this. Not even appeals to "would you bet your life" will change that [Stop that.--Ed.] assuming the determination is proper. Given the legal wrangling and details of absent blood flow, the answer to that is, "Of course! What do you think we are? Ignorant Okies?"
Payton Summons suffered cardiac arrest late last month but her parents obtained a court order forcing a hospital to keep her alive. Good example that a judge can "violate" the law. Brain death is a legal determination shared across the United States. It is suppose to avoid this mess.
However, the district court judge said the burden of proof for a further order had not been met, US media report.
The current order is due to expire on Monday, the family's lawyer said.
Payton "suffered a devastating injury to her brain due to being without oxygen for over an hour" "Dead girl!" as a result of a tumour in her chest that had stopped her blood circulation, doctors at the Cook Children's Medical Center in Fort Worth said in a statement, quoted by local channel KTVT.
Payton's parents had not yet decided whether to apply for a new restraining order, lawyer Justin Moore told CNN.
"This presents a great issue for parents in the state of Texas," he said. No, it does not. Maybe in a state that thinks reality is only a matter of opinion. Oh wait! "Texas!" You, as an advocate for your clients, should have done your homework rather than prey upon their emotions.
"They don't know how to proceed when they have a child put in this condition as Payton Summons has been put in. Same as any whose child has died. You mourn. You move on.
"So I believe our fight is going to continue on in order to carve out some real narrow language in the law to provide courts, lawyers and parents guidance because that's what they need in times like this." IT ALREADY IS YOU FUCKING VUL [Breath.--Ed.] ture! That is why there are brain death statutes based on actual science and the fact that NO ONE properly diagnosed as ever "recovered." You Cunt!
Under Texas law, a person is considered dead when they have lost all brain function, the hospital added. Under all statutes basically. It is more than that.
Payton's parents filed a temporary restraining order to keep her on life support while they tried to find another hospital that would accept her.
However only two out of more than 20 institutions contacted said they might take her - "and those were preconditioned on certain things which may be life threatening to Payton if performed", another lawyer for the family, Paul Stafford, told CNN.
Bugger'd by Colonists