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Saturday, October 08, 2005

Judge Orders 5-Month Old Removed From Life Support

MARION COUNTY INFANT BRAIN DAMAGED DUE TO ABUSE

Tim Evans reports in a story today the Indianapolis STAR that Marion County Superior Court Judge Marilyn Moores issued an order yesterday that was requested by the Marion County Department of Child Services.
The Marion County Department of Child Services requested the removal of the ventilator that is keeping Hamad Elijah Sanda alive. The agency took custody of the baby Sept. 26, four days after he was brought to the Methodist Hospital emergency room with a skull fracture and brain injury.

Citing the boy's grave condition and testimony from medical experts who said there was nothing more they could do, Superior Court Judge Marilyn Moores issued the order over the objections of Hamad's mother, Tiwanna Sanda. The judge also issued a "do not resuscitate" order. requested the removal of the ventilator that is keeping Hamad Elijah Sanda alive. The agency took custody of the baby Sept. 26, four days after he was brought to the Methodist Hospital emergency room with a skull fracture and brain injury.
The Star also provided a link for the full text of Indiana's medical consent law, go to: www.in.gov/legislative/ic_iac. Click on Indiana code; then Title 16, Health. Go to Article 36, medical consent; then Chapter 1, health-care consent.

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