Brain-Dead vs. “Brain-Dead”
On the one hand, this is apparently completely different from the Terris Schindler Schiavo case. Brain death is not the same as a Persistent Vegetative State. According to the reported diagnosis, the brain of Taran Francis is entirely gone, not merely shrunken.
On the other hand, in a world where apparently sane people would refer to Terri Schindler Schiavo as brain dead and in which a CAT scan showing a shrunken cerebral cortex would be offered as evidence that the cortex was entirely gone, are such reports believable? It may take a while for the medical profession to rebuild trust.