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Brain-damaged patient in French right-to-die case passes away after treatment is withdrawn

Vincent Lambert, the French quadriplegic in a vegetative state who’s been at the center of a decade-long battle over his life support, has died after doctors switched off the medical systems that had been keeping him alive. Medical experts said Lambert, paralyzed in a road accident in 2008, was in an irreversible vegetative state with no chance of recovering. He had almost no consciousness but could breathe without a respirator and occasionally moved his eyes.The decision whether to keep the 42-year-old alive split his family and sparked a nationwide debate. Lambert’s wife says her husband told her before the accident that he would not want to be kept alive ...Read more

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