Medical Futility Blog: Vincent Lambert – Treatment Pending European Court of Human Rights

The slow and cumbersome nature of litigation often means that the status quo is preserved for a long time, until judgment.  In the context of end-of-life medical treatment, this usually means that the patient’s biological existence is perpetuated for months or even years unless or until the court says that physiological support can stop.

via Medical Futility Blog: Vincent Lambert – Treatment Pending European Court of Human Rights.

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