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Media Advisory: Young Man Being Starved and Dehydrated in Tucson Hospital
Contact: Alexandra Snyder, Life Legal Defense Foundation, 202-717-7371
TUCSON, Jan. 27, 2019 /Standard Newswire/ -- David Ruiz (photo), a 32-year-old member of the Pascua Yaqui Tribe, is being denied nutrition and adequate hydration at St. Joseph's Hospital in Tucson. David suffered a brain injury that left him in a coma on December 31. The hospital has not given him any nutrition since January 9 and is only providing a fraction of the fluids he needs to survive. David's mother, Patricia Adames, is making plans to have her son transferred to a facility that can provide long-term care, but David needs nutrition and fluids immediately. David has two young children, ages 8 and 6.
News Conference Details--
WHO: Bobby Schindler, Founder of the Terri Schiavo Life and Hope Network
Alexandra Snyder, Attorney and Executive Director of the Life Legal Defense Foundation
WHEN: Monday, January 28 at 11:30 am
WHERE: St. Joseph's Hospital, Corner of N. Wilmot Road and E. Brian Kent, Tucson, AZ
"Nutrition and hydration are basic human rights. It is outrageous that a hospital would deny these most basic provisions to a disabled patient. Ms. Adames is not looking for the hospital to keep her son indefinitely. She is only asking that they give David the nutrition and hydration he needs in order to be transferred to a facility that can provide appropriate care." -- Alexandra Snyder, Esq., Life Legal Defense Foundation
Bobby Schindler, Alexandra Snyder, and Patricia Adames will be available to discuss David's circumstances and to answer any questions.
About Life Legal Defense Foundation
Life Legal Defense Foundation was established in 1989, and is a nonprofit organization composed of attorneys and other concerned citizens committed to giving helpless and innocent human beings of any age, and their advocates, a trained and committed voice in the courtrooms of our nation. For more information about the Life Legal Defense Foundation, visit