Monday, May 27, 2019

End of Life Case in France

Dr. Jay Wolfson, who served as the guardian ad litem in the Schiavo case, recently sent me a link to a BBC story about Vincent Lambert. Vincent Lambert: Life support must resume after court reverses ruling explains that after the Paris Appeals Court ruling, doctors had to resume life support for Mr. Lambert, in a vegetative state since an accident in 2008. His spouse supports terminating life support, while his parents oppose it.  When reading the article, I couldn't help but notice the similarities to some occurrences in Schiavo.  

The dispute has spread beyond the family of Mr. Lambert.  "The UN's Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities had called on France to intervene and delay the move to withdraw the life support while they investigated his case further. France's ministry of health said it was not bound by the committee."

A follow up article was published in the Sunday Times (subscription required).

https://lawprofessors.typepad.com/elder_law/2019/05/end-of-life-case-in-france.html

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