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The "last vestiges of life".
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20977158     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
On 4 June 2010, Deputy State Coroner Schapel of the Coroner's Court of South Australia ruled that he had jurisdiction to conduct an inquest into the death of Tate Spencer-Koch, who was declared deceased following complications during her home-birth. Coroner Schapel considered he had jurisdiction on the basis that Tate was a "person in the eyes of the law" under the born alive rule, as she had completely left her mother's body and she could be shown to have been alive after birth, evident from the PEA detected in her heart 10 minutes following her delivery. Close consideration of this ruling, however, reveals issues with the application of the born alive rule in the case.
Katrina Stuart
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Legal Cases    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of law and medicine     Volume:  18     ISSN:  1320-159X     ISO Abbreviation:  J Law Med     Publication Date:  2010 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-10-27     Completed Date:  2010-12-10     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9431853     Medline TA:  J Law Med     Country:  Australia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  28-31     Citation Subset:  IM    
Melbourne University.
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MeSH Terms
Home Childbirth*
Infant, Newborn
Live Birth*

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