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e Judge told Toulouse: "Your Y haymaker punch caused the damage and left Rory in a persistent vegetative state and he has never regained consciousness.
Hartstein's graph, the prognosis for someone who is in PVS 12 months into the accident is that there is a little chance of becoming conscious and a greater chance of dying or remaining in persistent vegetative state in the next seven months.
According to the Mirror, although Schumacher is currently stable, doctors fear that due to Schumacher's severe brain damage, he may suffer from apallic syndrome, or persistent vegetative state, which happens when a patient with severe brain damage is in a state of partial arousal rather than true awareness.
The case represents what is thought to be the first time that a judge has been asked to rule on whether life-supporting treatment should be withdrawn from a person who is not in a persistent vegetative state but is minimally conscious.
It is thought to be the first time that a judge has been asked to rule on whether life-supporting treatment should be withdrawn from a person who is not in a persistent vegetative state but is minimally conscious.
Englaro, 38, was seriously injured in a car accident in January 1992 and had been in a persistent vegetative state since then.
Eluana Englaro, who is in a persistent vegetative state, was moved from a Catholic clinic to a private hospital inUdine on Monday night, said her family's lawyer.
Prodded by Religious Right groups, Congress passed a special law designed to keep Schiavo, a brain-damaged Florida woman in a persistent vegetative state, connected to a feeding tube, despite her husband's wishes.