French court rules that quadriplegic should be allowed to die

FILE PHOTO: Viviane Lambert, mother of French quadriplegic Vincent Lambert, who has been in a deep vegetative state for more than a decade, arrives at Sebastopol Hospital in Reims, France, May 20, 2019. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier/File Photo

STRASBOURG, France (Reuters) – A quadriplegic French patient, who has been in a vegetative state for more than a decade, should be allowed to die, France’s top court ruled on Friday. The Cour de Cassation overruled an appeals court which last month had ordered doctors to keep Vincent Lambert alive, just 12 hours after medics […]

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