CASERamirez-Oliva v. Ramirez

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On May 30, 2007, Jesse Ramirez and his wife were in a severe car accident that left him with a broken back and neck, shattered arms and legs, and a traumatic brain injury. Days after he was first hospitalized, Jesse was transferred to hospice care. He was not receiving food, water or antibiotics. Jesse’s family knew that he was responsive when not in a drug induced coma, but without power of attorney, there was nothing they could do, but watch him starve. Jesse’s sister, Marlene Oliva, contacted Alliance Defending Freedom. Alliance Defending Freedom filed suit on behalf of Marlene. Jesse’s food and water were immediately restored. A neurology expert confirmed that Jesse was mentally responsive. Jesse was transferred to a facility where doctors could resume treating his injuries. Two-and-a-half months later, Jesse walked out of the rehabilitation center on his own two feet.
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