A USF professor was appointed to the Terri Schiavo case to recommend to Gov. Jeb Bush whether the order to reinsert her feeding tube should stand.
Jay Wolfson, a medical professor and lawyer, is Schiavo’s guardian ad litem after David Demers, the chief judge of the Pinellas-Pasco circuit, appointed him Friday.
A guardian ad litem is appointed by the court to assist those who cannot represent themselves.
According to the St. Petersburg Times, Schiavo’s parents object to Wolfson’s appointment because they say he expressed opposition to “Terri’s Law” in a recent television interview.
“Terri’s Law” gave Bush the authority to order that Schiavo’s feeding tube be reinserted Oct. 21.
Demers said he doesn’t think Wolfson would have the feeding tube removed based on the transcript of the interview with Schiavo’s parents.
Demers also told the Times that Wolfson will review the court file, interview anyone he desires and decide whether Schiavo would benefit from therapy allowing her to swallow food and water. Wolfson then has to report to the governor.
Schiavo’s parents say their daughter might live without a feeding tube if she is given such therapy, but her husband, Michael Schiavo, said doctors have already confirmed therapy wouldn’t be successful.
Mrs. Schiavo has been brain damaged for 13 years. Many doctors say she is in a persistent vegetative state with no hope of recovery. Her parents disagree with the diagnosis.
At the half, a 14-point lead meant USF was on track to win its first conference game in over a calendar year. That energy was kept up even with under five minutes to go when the Bulls were up 33-20. Then USF watched as its lead went from comfortable, to slim, to nonexistent in the […]
Under normal circumstances, Grant Nolder, president of the USF flag football team would be preparing for the club’s biggest competition of the year, the Swamp Bowl. The annual tournament, hosted at UF, typically takes place during the fall semester and features some of the best club flag football teams in the country. Winners of the […]
Coach Brian Gregory said Tuesday the Bulls didn’t play complete, 40-minute games in their two losses last week. It’s debatable if they did Wednesday night against East Carolina (11-18, 5-11) at the Yuengling Center, but it was more than enough to put up a 73-68 overtime win. “It’s funny. There were stretches where we played […]
Student Government (SG) launched the first-of-its-kind, merit-based scholarship to students Nov. 5 on USF’s Tampa campus. As a part of Student Body President Britney Deas and Student Body Vice President Travis McCloskey’s platform, Bull S.H.I.F.T., — Success, Health, Innovation, Finance and Tradition — the SG’s Student Leadership Scholarship consists of two merit-based scholarships which will […]
A plan drafted on a bar napkin two years ago has now become the USF Jabil Innovation Institute, a multi-million dollar institute combining the College of Engineering and the Muma College of Business. Senior Vice President of Advancement and CEO of the USF Foundation Joel Momberg and Jabil CEO Mark Mondello jotted the idea down […]