Contact: Alexandra Snyder, Life Legal Defense Foundation, 707-224-6675
SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 15, 2016 /Christian Newswire/ -- Life Legal Defense Foundation received a call this week from the mother of Israel Stinson, a two-year old boy who suffered a severe asthma attack and is on life support. He has been at a Sacramento area hospital since April 1 and was transferred to a Kaiser facility on April 12.
After Israel was at the Kaiser hospital for less than 24 hours, the hospital notified the parents that they intended to run another test to determine Israel's brain activity—and that the hospital would likely withdraw Israel's life support, which would result in his immediate death.
Israel's mother posted notes throughout his hospital room instructing Kaiser not to conduct any tests on her son without her permission. The hospital ignored the notes and conducted the tests in violation of the mother's wishes.
Life Legal was in court with Israel's mother yesterday seeking a temporary restraining order prohibiting the hospital from withdrawing life support and requiring that Israel receive any treatment needed to maintain his stability. The judge granted the order.
Israel's parents will be back in Placer County Superior Court this morning fighting to keep Israel on life support until he can be evaluated by an outside specialist.
About Life Legal Defense Foundation
Life Legal Defense Foundation was established in 1989, and is a nonprofit organization composed of attorneys and other concerned citizens committed to giving helpless and innocent human beings of any age, and their advocates, a trained and committed voice in the courtrooms of our nation. For more information about the Life Legal Defense Foundation, visit www.lldf.org.