Court Stops Wife From Starving Her Disabled Husband to Death Against His Will

International   |   Alex Schadenberg   |   Apr 25, 2018   |   5:32PM   |   Paris, France

According to Figero news Viviane Lambert, the mother of Vincent Lambert was informed on April 9, that her son would die a slow and agonizing death by dehydration, also known as euthanasia by dehydration.

Today Francetvinfo reported that Vincent Lambert will not die by dehydration, at this time, as the court approved a complete assessment of his condition by three qualified doctors. According to Francetvinfo (google translated):

A new expertise is ordered by the Administrative Court of Châlons-en-Champagne in order to be able to pronounce “definitively” on the stop of the treatments decided by the University Hospital Center of Reims.

.. A college of three qualified doctors “in neurology, physical medicine and rehabilitation” will be appointed soon by the court. He will then have one month to draw up the real state of health.

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Vincent Lambert was cognitively disabled in a motorcycle accident injury in 2008. In 2015, his wife petitioned the court to have all treatment and care ceased including food and water. His parents urged that their son be transferred to a rehabilitation center.

To intentionally kill a person by withdrawing fluids, when the person is not otherwise dying is euthanasia by dehydration since the person is directly and intentionally killed by dehydration. Note: Alex Schadenberg is the executive director of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition and you can read his blog here.