Keyword: Vincent Lambert

Death of man at centre of French right-to-die case

The death of Vincent Lambert, 42, who had been in a persistent vegetative state since a motorcycle accident 11 years ago, was announced on Thursday, one week after doctors began withdrawing his life support at the end of a lengthy legal battle that bitterly divided his family.

Father denounces 'murder' of son after losing 'right-to-die' battle

Doctors in a hospital in Reims, north-east France, have begun removing the last support systems keeping alive Vincent Lambert, who was left quadriplegic with what they say describe as irreversible brain damage following a traffic accident 11 years ago, after his parents finally lost their six-year legal battle opposing the move, a case which bitterly divided Lambert's family.   

French court ends life support in right-to-die case

Top court rules doctors can stop feeding Vincent Lambert who has been in a persistent vegetative state since a road accident nearly 11 years ago.

Paris court orders life support to resume for 'brain dead' patient

In a dramatic turnaraound, a Paris appeals court late Monday ordered doctors who began earlier in the day to remove vital medical assistance to a man who has remained in a vegetative state for ten years to resume his life support, ruling in favour of his parents and against a decision taken by both the hospital where he has been cared for and the wishes of his wife and several siblings.

Family divided as French medics end life of man in vegetative state

A French hospital has begun the process of ending life support for Vincent Lambert, 42, who suffered severe brain damage after a traffic accident in 2008, with the agreement of his wife and several siblings but to the dismay of his parents who have fought a lengthy but unsuccessful legal battle against the decision.

French court says wife of man in coma can decide on life support

Court granted tetraplegic Vincent Lambert's wife Rachel, and not his parents, the right to decide whether he should still receive care.

French medics postpone decision over right-to-die row patient

Doctors said security fears blocked a decision on fate of Vincent Lambert, 39, whose family is divided over maintaining him on life support.

Doctor slams online video of Frenchman in right-to-die row

Campaigners battling to stop medics switching off 38-year-old's life support system post a video of him supposedly responding to mother's voice.

European court rules French doctors can cease care of man in seven-year coma

The move to discontinue life-support care of Vincent Lambert, 39, left tetraplegic by a road accident, caused bitter divisions among his family.

European rights court mulls whether to let French quadriplegic die

Vincent Lambert, 38, severely brain damaged and quadriplegic after 2008 road accident, has been at centre of judicial tug-of-war over right to die.

Top French court grants coma patient the right to die

But parents of Vincent Lambert, who has been in a coma since 2008, appeal to European Court of Human Rights over case that has split family.