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The Terri Schiavo case was a legal battle. It involved prolonged life support in United States. The case began in 1998 and lasted to 2005. Teresa Marie "Terri" Schiavo was in Persistent Vegetative State and there was a controversy about stopping life support.

She had collapsed in her St. Petersburg, Florida home because of cardiac arrest on February 25, 1990. This had caused a large amount of damage to her brain. This damage caused her to be in a Persistent Vegetative State. Her feeding tube was disconnected on March 18, 2005. She died thirteen days later.

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