Court Grants Family Of Brain-Dead Toddler A Reprieve
Kaiser Permanente was set to take Israel Stinson off a ventilator Friday, but a court is allowing his mother time to bolster her case.
The Sacramento Bee:
Brain-Dead Vacaville Toddler Given More Time On Life Support
Attorneys for Israel Stinson, the brain-dead toddler on life support at Kaiser Roseville hospital, got a weekend reprieve in their legal fight now before the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Facing a federal court order that would have allowed Kaiser Permanente to take 2-year-old Israel off a ventilator Friday, the appeals court granted an extension until Monday. The court said it wanted to allow Israel’s mother, Jonee Fonseca, more time in her effort to substantiate her claim that Kaiser’s declaration of brain death is invalid on constitutional grounds. (Buck, 5/20)