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208572
Coma - Woman - Dispute
Tampa, Florida
PKG
7/18/2001
35:50
1:53
Tampa, Florida Pat Anderson, Schindler Family Attorney Bobby Schindler, Terri's Brother George Felos, Michael Schiavo's Attorney Jessica Yellin, Reporting
OXYGEN TAKE, DOOR CLOSING ON TANK, WOMAN TALKING TO REPORTER, WOMAN SOT, HOME VIDEO OF GIRL IN COMA, FILE OF TANK, GIRL GETTING OUT OF TANK, HOME VIDEO, VIDEO OF TANK, GRAPHIC, HOME VIDEO OF WOMAN IN COMA, FAMILY WALKING IN PARKING LOT, MAN SOT, HUSBAND, WALKING, VIDEO OF TANK, MAN SOT, FILE OF TANK, PICTURE OF WOMAN IN COMA.
LATEST ON THE LEGAL DISPUTE BETWEEN THE PARENTS AND HUSBAND WHO ARE ARGUING OVER THE FATE OF A WOMAN IN A COMA.
LEAD: IN FLORIDA, THERE'S A NEW LEGAL STEP IN THE TERRY SCHIAVO CASE. SHE'S BEEN IN A COMA-LIKE STATE FOR MORE THAN A DECADE. AS JESSICA YELLIN REPORTS FROM TAMPA, ATTORNEYS ARE ASKING A JUDGE FOR A CHANCE TO REVIVE TERRY -- WITH SIMPLE OXYGEN. (TAKE PKG) SCRIPT: COULD THIS TANK SAVE TERRY SCHIVO'S LIFE? IT'S USED FOR HYPERBARIC OXYGEN THERAPY. SOME DOCTORS SAY PATIENTS WITH BRAIN INJURIES HAVE MADE SIGNIFICANT RECOVERIES WITH THIS EXPERIMENTAL TREATMENT. NOW ATTORNEYS FOR TERRY SCHIAVO'S PARENTS WANT TERRY TO TRY THE PROCEDURE. (SOT-ANDERSON "Terry Schiavo is in there and can be recovered as a person. She is not a vegetable. Patients as bad off as she is or even worse than she is, have been helped by these techniques and therapies. She has not been given proper medical care.") ANDERSON LIKES TO REFERENCE AMBER'S CASE. WHEN SHE WAS 14, AMBER WENT INTO THIS COMA-LIKE STATE... SHE COULDN'T STAND UP ON HER OWN OR TALK... AFTER MANY SESSIONS IN THIS HYPERBARIC CHAMBER... DOCTORS SAY, SHE EMERGED, LIKE THIS. AND HER IMPROVEMENT CONTINUED. EVEN THOUGH HER CONDITION IS NOT THE SAME, TERRY COULD BENEFIT FROM THIS TREATMENT, ACCORDING TO ONE DOCTOR. WILLIAM MAXFIELD, IS FORMERLY WITH THE JOHNS HOPKINS SCHOOL OF MEDICINE. HE WORKS WITH THE OXYGEN TREATMENT AND SAYS, "...IN ABOUT 80 PERCENT OF THE CASES...PATIENTS SHOW A GOOD TO MODERATE IMPROVEMENT..." DR WILLIAM MAXFIELD AND HE SAYS HE NEEDS MORE TEST TO DETERMINE TERRY'S BRAIN FUNCTION. NOW TERRY'S FAMILY IS ASKING THE COURT TO ALLOW A MEDICAL EVALUATION-- TO DETERMINE IF TERRY COULD BENEFIT FROM A TREATMENT THEY JUST DISCOVERED. (SOT-SCHINDLER "We need that chance, a chance that we haven't had in 9 years now.") TERRY'S HUSBAND WHO WANTS HER REMOVED FROM A FEEDING TUBE, SAYS THERE IS NOTHING MORE DOCTORS CAN DO FOR HIS WIFE. HIS ATTORNEY SAYS THESE VIDEOTAPES CHANGE NOTHING. (SOT FELOS "She's not a guinea pig, she's not an experiment for someone to put in an iron lung machine.") ATTORNEYS FOR TERRI'S PARENTS SAY, IF THE TREATMENT COULD SAVE TERRI'S LIFE, IT'S WORTH A TRY. IN PINELLAS CO., JY, FOX 13 NEWS. (END PKG) TAG: THAT OXYGEN CHAMBER WORKS USES HIGH PRESSURE TO FORCE OXYGEN INTO PATIENT'S TISSUES. DOCTORS WHO USE THE THERAPY SAY IT REACTIVATES DORMANT, SLEEPY CELLS. AS FOR THE TERRY SCHIAVO CASE... ATTORNEYS FOR HER PARENTS MUST FILE A NEW MOTION BY FRIDAY... AND THE COURT CAN RULE ON TERRY'S FATE AS EARLY AS THIS COMING MONDAY. RECAP
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