March 31, 1999 |
Doctor steps out from Temple University Hospital emergency room as police carry in an unidentified man who was shot yesterday afternoon. The victim was wounded in the head, thigh and foot at about 2:35 p.m. at 9th and Silver streets, authorities said. He remained on life support last night.
January 10, 1989 |
The parents of Thomas Lee, the youth who went into a coma after eating cyanide-laced yogurt, are considering asking that he be taken off life support. Hsin-yi and Frances Lee would approve the termination of their son's life support if an independent examination confirms diagnoses by doctors that the youth has little chance of ever coming out of a coma, family lawyer Robert Bodzin said yesterday. Lee, a junior at Haddonfield Memorial High School, "is comatose, unresponsive, and has no spontaneous respiration of his own" at West Jersey Hospital-Voorhees, according to a court document filed yesterday by the hospital.
April 12, 1989 |
A citizens' committee on medical ethics joined yesterday a growing chorus of voices criticizing the state ombudsman for the elderly and his review of all decisions to discontinue life support for dying nursing-home patients. The group's chairwoman, Mary Strong, said the review is unnecessary and delays such decisions. "That causes a great deal of anguish on the families," she said. "The nursing homes can do nothing for fear of the ombudsman. " She said that the review, ordered by Hector Rodriguez, the ombudsman for the institutionalized elderly, also contradicts the findings of an extensive survey released in the summer by her group, the Citizens' Committee on Biomedical Ethics.
November 5, 1987 |
A Washington Township police recruit who had been on life-support systems since collapsing two weeks ago at the state police academy after a boxing match was removed from the life support yesterday and pronounced dead. The recruit, Patricia Quinn, 25, was "brain dead," according to a statement from the Medical Center of Ocean County-Point Pleasant Hospital Division. Quinn was pronounced dead at 3:25 p.m. after her family approved removal of the life-support systems, the statement said.
September 27, 2002 |
The mother of Miles Dabord planned to ask doctors to remove life-support systems from her son, who is suspected of killing his brother, former NBA player Bison Dele. Patricia Phillips said that she and other relatives were going to hold a prayer service in Dabord's hospital room yesterday, then ask doctors to disconnect equipment. Dabord, 35, has been hospitalized in a coma at Scripps Memorial Hospital in Chula Vista, Calif., since Sept. 14, after he overdosed on insulin and failed to treat his asthma, Phillips said.
June 7, 2012 |
An 18-year-old is on life support after accidentally shooting himself in the head in a house in Philadelphia's Kensington section, police said. East Detectives say the victim and two companions, described as a 13-year-old boy and a 22-year-old man, were in the living room of a home on the 1900 block of East Cumberland Street, when the gun went off around 1:30 a.m. The young man was taken to Temple University Hospital, where he was reported...
June 10, 2011
A 10-year-old boy remains on life support after a Monday-night fire in his Strawberry Mansion rowhouse, relatives said Thursday. Albert Blassengale, a Gideon School fifth-grader, suffered smoke inhalation when the fire broke out in the second story of his house on the 1800 block of North 27th Street. He was rushed to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. His father, Jimmy Blassengale, remains at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, recovering from smoke inhalation he suffered trying to save him. - Drew Singer
July 14, 2011
A 3-year-old boy who suffered a severe head injury last month in a West Philadelphia apartment died Tuesday, and an autopsy was being conducted Wednesday night to determine whether his death was a homicide. Jaquinn Brewton died 10 minutes after being taken off life support, said his mother, Ashley Brewton, 28, who was at his bedside. Jaquinn was staying at the apartment of a family friend and her boyfriend in the 4700 block of Chestnut Street when he was injured June 29. The woman told police that the boy had fallen down stairs.
February 29, 1992 |
Hopes of survival are dimming for Pia Peretta, victim of a shotgun blast to the face on Thursday. Peretta was listed in critical condition early today at Germantown Hospital, but friends from her old Southwest Philadelphia neighborhood say her chances are not good. Robin Anderson, 29, a friend of Peretta's since her days at Bartram High School, and Anderson's mother, Dorothy, both of Hadfield Street near 54th, said Peretta was on life support last night. Police believe Steven Boyd, 29, of Trinity Street near 58th, Peretta's former boyfriend, stalked her for days and then shot her in the face Thursday while she was in the parking lot of the hospital, near Penn Boulevard and Chew Avenue, where Peretta was employed.