Family Fears ‘Unreliable’ Brain Death Diagnosis

(UK TOPNews.Media) – The family of a brain-damaged man have called for certainty when doctors decide whether he is dead.

Andy Casey, 20, from south London, has been in St George’s Hospital in Tooting for a week after being punched in the back of the head.

His family says doctors treating him at the hospital want to do a brainstem test to determine if he is dead before taking him off life support.

The family opposes the test, citing doubts about its reliability after two recent cases in which the test was used to mistakenly declare living people dead. CONTINUE