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From a motion filed on July 25 in Pinellas-Pasco Circuit Court in the Terri Schiavo case. It was signed by Patricia Anderson, the attorney for Schiavo's parents.
Schiavo, 37, had a heart attack in 1990 and, some doctors say, is in a persistent vegetative state. Her husband, Michael Schiavo, wants to remove her feeding tube and allow her to die. Her parents, Bob and Mary Schindler, want to keep her alive, citing doctors who say she responds to people with motions and sounds, such as laughing and turning her head.
Judge George Greer will decide whether to allow the Schindlers to have additional doctors evaluate Schiavo.
-- ANITA KUMAR, Times staff writer
NOTICE OF FILING ADDITIONAL GROUND FOR INDEPENDENT MEDICAL EXAMINATION
ROBERT and MARY SCHINDLER, by and through undersigned counsel, hereby file an additional ground for independent medical examination and say:
On Sunday, July 22, 2001, when the father of (Terri Schiavo) told her there was a possibility that the doctors could give her therapy that would permit her to speak again, she immediately responded.
She began to weep.
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