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Euthanasia | Death of Frenchman reignites controversy over caring for brain-injured people
by Samantha Gobba
Posted 7/15/19, 05:23 pm

Vincent Lambert, a 42-year-old French nurse who suffered brain damage in a motorcycle accident in 2008, died from dehydration and starvation on Thursday, nine days after doctors stopped giving him food and fluids.

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Lambert case ignites euthanasia debate in France

International | The quadriplegic dies after doctors remove his feeding tube
by Mindy Belz
Posted 7/11/19, 02:26 pm

FRANCE: Vincent Lambert, the quadriplegic at the center of a euthanasia battle, has died. The case highlights the complexities in French law on difficult end-of-life cases, and was used to press for legalizing euthanasia.

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Frenchman at the center of life support battle dies

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 7/11/19, 11:54 am

The family of Vincent Lambert has confirmed he died at a hospital east of Paris on Thursday morning after 11 years of court battles over whether to discontinue his food and fluids. Doctors began to discontinue Lambert’s life support last week after a final ruling from France’s highest court. France does not allow euthanasia, but it does allow doctors to stop providing nutrition and hydration to someone deemed terminally ill or terminally injured.

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