Federal Court May Decide Fate of Brain Injured Teen

Titus Cromer

(The Detroit News) – The fate of a comatose Lathrup Village teen may ultimately be decided in federal court following actions Friday.

Attorneys for 16-year-old Titus Cromer Jr. obtained an emergency temporary restraining order Friday to stop Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak from taking Cromer off of life-support machines until the matter has a full hearing later this month.

The hospital determined three weeks ago Cromer was “brain dead,” a finding disputed by his family and outside doctors.

The restraining order, which requires Beaumont to provide continuing care for Cromer, was obtained following a telephone conference between U.S. District Judge Victoria Roberts and lawyers for Cromer and the hospital. CONTINUE