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Doctors Diagnose Comatose Patient as Brain Dead and Refuse to Treat Her — They Were Wrong

May 23, 2016

(Medical Daily) – A year ago, Mohammad Meshkin of California won a lawsuit that kept his daughter on life support and gave her the life-saving operation she so desperately needed. According to Meshkin, his daughter had been purposely misdiagnosed as brain dead as a way to justify giving her inadequate medical attention. Meshkin insists that this practice is widespread. However, scientifically speaking, are the lines between brain dead and comatose really all that clear?

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