1990 Terri Schiavo suffers brain damage during cardiac arrest, a result of a potassium imbalance that may have been caused by her suspected bulimia. She emerges from her coma but does not regain consciousness. A Florida court appoints her husband Michael guardian.•1992 Michael sues Terri’s doctor and in November wins $750,000 for her and $300,000 for himself. Her money is put in a trust for her care.
There is no evidence the fund is mismanaged. It now reportedly contains $50,000.•1993 Robert and Mary Schindler fall out with Michael over their daughter’s care.