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Frenchman at heart of legal dispute dies after life support ends

Jul 11, 2019 - 11:53 PM

'We were ready to let him go,' says his nephew Francois Lambert

END OF LIFE SUPPORT. A picture taken on July 11, 2019 shows the Sebastopol hospital in Reims, eastern France, on the day Vincent Lambert, a quadriplegic man who has been in a vegetative state for the last decade has died. Photo by Francois Nascimbeni/AFP

Parents of Frenchman in right-to-die case say death 'now unavoidable'

Jul 09, 2019 - 8:36 AM

Vincent Lambert was involved in a near-fatal car crash in 2008 that left him a quadriplegic with severe brain damage which doctors say is irreversible

RIGHT TO DIE. Francois Lambert (R), the nephew of a tetraplegic man who is currently on artificial life support in a hospital in Reims, addresses the media on February 14, 2014 at the Council of State in Paris in support of a 'passive' form of euthanasia and the withdrawal of artificial life support for his uncle. Photo by Francois Guillot / AFP

French doctors to end life support in right-to-die case

Jul 02, 2019 - 11:29 PM

The main doctor treating Vincent Lambert has informed his family by email that he intends to start removing his feeding tubes in line with a French court ruling

RIGHT-TO-DIE CASE. Viviane Lambert (2nd L), Vincent Lambert's mother, who is in a vegetative state since 2008, addresses the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva on July 1, 2019. Photo by Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

Parents try to remove doctor in French right-to-die case

May 19, 2019 - 10:11 PM

The parents would also seek to have the doctor criminally prosecuted and lodge new appeals to continue care for their son

Pope Francis speaks out for terminally-ill British toddler

Apr 18, 2018 - 9:08 PM

'I want to reiterate and strongly confirm that the only master of life, from the beginning to its natural end, is God, and our duty is to do everything to protect life,' says the Pope

LIFE. Pope Francis talks to journalists during a press conference held on board the flight to Rome, at the end of a five-day visit to Colombia, on September 11, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / Andrew Medichini

French court orders doctors to rule in right-to-die case

Jun 16, 2016 - 6:01 PM

Vincent Lambert is now the center of a labyrinthine judicial battle that has gone all the way to the European rights court and ignited a heated debate over euthanasia in France

VINCENT LAMBERT. A photograph made available on June 24, 2014 showing tetraplegic Vincent Lambert (R) and his mother, (not named) at the hospital, in Reims, France on July 25, 2013. File photo by PHOTOPQR/L'UNION DE REIMS/EPA

Court upholds decision to keep brain-damaged Frenchman alive

Oct 09, 2015 - 11:50 PM

The European Court of Human Rights had in June backed an earlier decision by a French court to allow Lambert to be taken off life support

European rights court mulls whether to let French quadriplegic die

Jan 07, 2015 - 2:24 PM

The case of Vincent lambert has torn his family apart and ignited a fierce euthanasia debate in France

A photograph made available on 24 June 2014 showing tetraplegic Vincent Lambert (R) and his mother at a hospital in Reims, France on 25 July 2013. L'Union de Reims/PHOTOPQR/EPA

Top French court authorizes ending life of quadriplegic

Jun 24, 2014 - 8:42 PM

France s top administrative court gives the green light to cutting life support for a 38 year old in a vegetative state going against his parents wish to keep him alive

RIGHT TO DIE. Francois Lambert (R), the nephew of a tetraplegic man who is currently on artificial life support in a hospital in Reims, addresses the media on February 14, 2014 at the Council of State in Paris in support of a 'passive' form of euthanasia and the withdrawal of artificial life support for his uncle. Photo by Francois Guillot / AFP