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Schiavo's parents say data not being shared

Associated Press
Published March 27, 2004

CLEARWATER - The husband of a severely brain-damaged woman is violating a court order by not sharing enough medical information about her with her parents, their attorney told a judge Friday.

Bob and Mary Schindler say Michael Schiavo, who is the legal guardian of their 40-year-old incapacitated daughter, Terri, will not allow them details of her medical condition, despite a 1996 judge's ruling requiring it.

An attorney for Michael Schiavo said his client has complied with the order and has shared sufficient information with the Schindlers through attorneys, which he said is the accepted protocol.

The Schindlers asked Judge George Greer to hold a hearing later during which Schiavo would defend himself against contempt charges. Greer said he will decide as early as Monday whether to hold that hearing.

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