Talk:Terri Schiavo case

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other neurologists (removed from "initial medical" paragraph)[edit]

Other neurologists—Drs. Jeffery M. Karp, James H. Barnhill, and Thomas H. Harrison—also examined Terri over the years and made the same diagnosis; they also shared an opinion about her very poor chances for recovery. Dr. Ronald Cranford, a neurologist and expert on coma and unconsciousness, testified in 2005 that nothing in the medical records suggested disagreement among Terri’s physicians about the underlying diagnosis.[1]

  1. ^ Cranford, Ronald (2005-07-01). "Facts, Lies, & Videotapes: The Permanent Vegetative State and the Sad Case of Terri Schiavo.". J Law Med Ethics. Retrieved 2006-01-17. ;33(2):363-71


I've included some detail about Nurse Iyer's allegations. I understand the section on her claims was removed since they are dramatically at odds with known facts in the case, but since the Judge's statements specifically addressing her allegations are included, we should have something about what those statements were. Otherwise, we should just remove all specific mentions of Iyer. Ace-o-aces2 (talk) 17:45, 6 September 2016 (UTC)

Confusing tag[edit]

The introductory section has been tagged with Confusing because it introduces several individuals with the surname 'Schiavo' and then refers to them by surname. It is unclear who is being referred to, and without personal understanding of the case, I cannot make clarification. A user who has a better understanding of what happened could help resolve this tag by changing the text to use full names. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 00:01, 13 September 2016 (UTC)

From what I can see, every reference to "Schiavo" is to Terri. Her husband is the only other person named Schiavo, and he is always referred to as "Schiavo's husband", "Michael Schiavo", or "her husband". Her parents are the Schindlers. To me it is clear enough, but I will wait for further opinions. AtHomeIn神戸 (talk) 04:16, 13 September 2016 (UTC)
It would be easier if you could tell us what sentences are confusing to you. Ace-o-aces2 (talk) 15:34, 13 September 2016 (UTC)


Shouldn't the infobox be {{Infobox court case}} or {{Infobox SCOTUS case}}? If there is more than one case then just pick the last one.-- (talk) 03:52, 19 October 2016 (UTC)

-SCOTUS never took the case. Ace-o-aces2 (talk) 15:48, 19 October 2016 (UTC)

Well, that simplifies matters s bit. Thanks doc.-- (talk) 19:41, 19 October 2016 (UTC)

How about US 11th Cir. SCHIAVO SCHINDLER v. SCHIAVO No. 05-11628. , Decided: March 25, 2005 ? That looks like the last case. "Plaintiffs (First Amended) Motion for Temporary Restraining Order (Dkt. 34) is DENIED." The article has never mentioned this case. There is this from March 23, . -- (talk)` —Preceding undated comment added 00:41, 20 October 2016 (UTC)

-It's not mentioned directly, but the article says that all federal appeals where denied. I have not problem with putting specific information about the case in the body of the article, but I don't see why we need an info box. Ace-o-aces2 (talk) 16:09, 20 October 2016 (UTC)

I think we should have a section early on that cites each court case. Maybe not the TROs or appeals (which were all denied), but all of the cases where discovery occurred, with links to all of the decisions. You know: like an order of battle. Those decisions will review all of the relevant evidence. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 14:38, 24 October 2016 (UTC)

EARLY LIFE It states she grew up in the Philadelphia area, though it says she went to Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School which is in Indianapolis Indiana. Is this an error?

  • This appears to be an error. The section on her early life needs some revision. If I get a free moment today, I'll get to fixing Ace-o-aces2 (talk) 17:39, 26 April 2017 (UTC)