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Court Orders Hospital to “Treat” Dead Woman – Avila v. ARMC

Following the procedural path set by the Jahi McMath case in 2013, the family of Lisa Avila has obtained a TRO “precluding” Anaheim Regional Medical Center from “removing Lisa Avila from the ventilator or ending any of the current treatment.”  

The family is going to get an “independent” exam to confirm the diagnosis of death by neurological criteria.

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