Prof Pope's blog, June 11, 2016. http://medicalfutility.blogspot.com/2016/06/brain-death-in-courts-another.html "Brain Death in the Courts: Another Injunction Prohibiting Hospital from Conducting Apnea Test" "Do clinicians need family consent to conduct an apnea test to confirm suspected brain death? ... June 3, 2016, Alex Pierce nearly drowned .... then to Loma Linda University Medical Center. Two days later, Loma Linda informed the Pierce family that they were going to conduct a brain death test on Alex. The family "ardently opposed" this plan, concerned that the brain death exam itself specifically the apnea test during which Alex would be taken off the ventilator for several minutes and exposed to dangerous levels of CO2 in his blood could cause further injury to Alex's brain." http://thaddeuspope.com/images/Pierce_v_Loma_Linda_petition_June_2016.pdf links to June 7, 2016 filing, Mother's Petition, asking ct to issue Temp Restraining Order/Injunction on four issues. Pierce v. Loma Linda University Medical Center (Bernardino County, Cal. June 7, 2016) TRO June 7, 2016, on an ex-parte basis, court issued TRO, granting Mother's requests: 1. Precluding LLUMC from performing any apnea tests. 2. Precluding LLUMC from removing him from respiratory support or withholding medical treatment. 3. Requiring LLUMC tocont. maintenance treatment & limit/prohibit Rx which may interfere w accuracy of tests. 4. Allowing independent neurological exam w aid from LLUMC & to repeat EEG and Cerebral Blood Flow Study. June 21 (Tues) hearing is scheduled.