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LaVecchia Brain Death Dispute Continues in NJ

The New Jersey Record continues coverage of the Michael LaVecchia brain death dispute.

The family says that he was wrongly pronounced dead by St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center.  They moved him to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital.

The newspaper story includes a family-produced video showing relatives bending Michael’s bruised index toe on his left foot, which prompted a movement they believed to be a flinch.  His mother says: “He’s feeling something . . . to feel pain has to register in your brain somehow.”

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