Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Judge Grants Injunction to Family of Woman Declared Brain Dead a Week Ago

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Judge Grants Injunction to Family of Woman Declared Brain Dead a Week Ago

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Brain-dead woman to remain on life support

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BRAMPTON, Ont. - A 27-year-old woman declared brain dead by doctors at a Toronto-area hospital will remain on life support following a court ruling on Thursday.

Ontario Superior Court Judge Lucille Shaw granted Taquisha McKitty's family an injunction until their next court date in two weeks.

The injunction gives the family a chance to have another doctor examine McKitty and her medical charts.

Doctors at Brampton Civic Hospital signed McKitty's death certificate on Sept. 20, six days after she was admitted to the hospital following a drug overdose.

The hospital has said two experienced physicians make the determination of death, following a recognized standard of practice and criteria.

McKitty has been on life support since then, and her family has been fighting with the hospital to keep her alive, saying her heart is still beating and she has been responsive. …

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