Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

Editor: Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech Univ. School of Law

Friday, September 20, 2013

Brain Life After Brain Death?

BrainResearch from the University of Montreal has discovered that the brain may actually live after what doctors deem brain death. The research indicates that there is a deeper state of coma. Up until recently, when an EEG came to a flatline, a person was considered brain dead. However, the Montreal research team discovered that through a medically induced coma brain activity could return. This is the being considered "the deepest form of coma obtained so far." 

See Jacob Kasternakes Scientists Discover Life After Brain Death, The Verge,  Sep. 19, 2013.

Special thanks to Brian Cohan (Attorney at Law, Law Offices of Brian J. Cohan, P.C.) for bringing this article to my attention.


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