The Case of Baby K

The Case of Baby K - The Case of Baby K 1. The Court Brief....

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The Case of Baby K 1. The Court Brief. On October 13,1992 Stephanie Keene, better known as Baby K was born in Fairfax hospital in Virginia. Baby K was born missing most of her brain including her cortex. Following an ultrasound the Baby K’s mother was informed of her child’s condition, but still chose to carry the baby, believing that god would decide how long her child lived. Despite the hospital’s recommendation, Mrs. Keene wanted all available treatment to take place to keep the baby alive including the baby be attached to a ventilator. Mrs. Keene also disagreed with the hospitals efforts to get her to sign a do not resuscitate order. Baby K remained on the ventilator for six weeks and after being weaned of it she was admitted in a nursing facility. However, she returned to the hospital many times and eventually the hospital attempted to file a court order, that the hospital did not need to do any extraordinary efforts to keep the baby alive, and a legal motion that the court should appoint a guardian for the child. The court ruled that anytime that
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