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March 9, 2005

Did Victor Gambone, MD Conspire With George Felos, George Greer, And Suncoast Hospice To Fraudulantly Committ Terri Schiavo To A Facility That It Is Illegal For Her To Be In?

Topics: Medical Issues

I Have a few questions about the order that sentenced Terri Schiavo to living the remainder of her life in a Hospice intended only for persons with six months or less to live.

What was the medical and scientific basis for Victor Gambone, MD's determination that Terri Schiavo was in a persistent vegetative state and what medical and scientific evidence did Victor Gambone, MD base his determination that a "persistent vegetative state" was a "terminal disease?" Further, on what evidence did he determine that Terri's condition would take her life in six months or less - some five years ago?

I personally challenge him to produce the medical and scientific literature to back-up what appears to be a contrived and fraudulant prognosis. I have looked and I find no evidence of any peer-reviewed medical literature that indicates that a life expectancy can be predicted for Terri, even if she was in a PVS, which she is not!

Ref 1:
Life expectancy of children in a persistent vegetative state - > or = 19 yrs of age: 9.9 years. Found NO medical literature that predicts life expectancy of PVS in months, only years

Ref 2: Life expectancy and median survival time in the permanent vegetative state. [On the basis of recent mortality rates, life expectancy in the VS is frequently higher than has generally been thought. For example, it is 10.5 additional years (+/- 2 years) for a 15-year-old patient who has been in the VS for 1 year, and 12.2 years for a 15-year-old patient who has been in the VS for 4 years.]

Lacking such evidence, just what the hell is she doing in a hospice held captive and under a sentence of death by Judge George Greer?

On March 11, 2000 Victor Gambone, MD signed the following statement:

Based on the patient’s diagnosis and current condition, I expect this patient has a limited life expectancy of six (6) months or less, if disease continues to take its(sic) usual course, and hereby certify this patient as eligible for Hospice care.

The "terminal diagnosis" on the form(see below - click to enlarge) was given as "vegetative state," with a "life expectacy" of "less than 6 months." Just what "usual course" is this idiot referring to?

It was also signed by Willam Moore, MD exactly one month later.

Continue reading and see actual order....

A great big hat tip to Fr. Rob of Thrownback for both the tip and the image of the report!

Posted by richard at March 9, 2005 1:17 PM


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Comments

Great truth in this report from Fr Rob. No other person with a brain-injury would be accepted in any hospice because brain injury is not a terminal illness .

Posted by: Caryn at March 9, 2005 3:47 PM