Another Terri Schiavo Nurse Suspected Michael Abusing Terri

Bioethics   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Mar 24, 2005   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

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by Steven Ertelt Editor
March 24
, 2005

Washington, DC ( — A second nurse who took care of Terri Schiavo during the mid 1990s has made public comments that she suspects Terri’s estranged husband Michael abused and neglected her.

Heidi Law told ABC Radio’s Sean Hannity she wanted to come forward after hearing an interview the radio host did with Carla Sauer Iyer, a nurse who said she evidence that Michael had injected Terri with insulin to try to put her in physical shock.

"I witnessed an occasion extremely similar to that and wasn’t aware that somebody else had," Law told Hannity.

I had gone into her room and she had quite the clammy fever — or what felt like one — and I went to the charge nurse immediately," Law explained.

Law said everything she saw led her to believe her sugar levels were "off the charts."

She told the ABC News radio show host that the episode happened just after Michael had left the room after visiting Terri privately.

Law also told Hannity that nurses at Woodside Hospice at the time viewed Michael as a problem but that they felt compelled to follow his orders on Terri’s care.

"It was not a secret there that you were to do what you were told [by Michael], not ask questions and not push your luck when it came to Terri’s husband," Law said, according to a NewsMax transcript of the interview.

Law said she had never met Iyer or spoken to her about the incidents.

Iyer was eventually fired by the home because of a disagreement with Michael where she claimed he injected her with insulin.

After one visit by Michael in Terri’s room for 20 minutes with the door shut, Iyer found Terri lethargic and "crying hysterically."

She checked Terri’s blood sugar levels and they were barely showing any reading on the glucometer, she told Fox News. She also saw a vial of "insulin concealed in the trash bin."

Iyer said there were needle marks underneath Terri’s breast, under her arms, and in her groin area.

Iyer, who submitted affidavits during the legal battles between Michael and Terri’s parents, said Michael would complain when staff would take care of her or feed her. He would also refused to provide her with any rehabilitative treatment.

"[T]hat’s therapy — take that washcloth out," he would tell Iyer.

Judge Greer rejected the affidavits saying the claims were hearsay and could not be proven.

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