Keyword: Vincent Lambert
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.
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.
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.
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.
Court granted tetraplegic Vincent Lambert's wife Rachel, and not his parents, the right to decide whether he should still receive care.
Doctors said security fears blocked a decision on fate of Vincent Lambert, 39, whose family is divided over maintaining him on life support.
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.
The move to discontinue life-support care of Vincent Lambert, 39, left tetraplegic by a road accident, caused bitter divisions among his family.
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.
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.