Patient in vegetative state Vincent Lambert dies after stopping his care

After nearly 11 years in a vegetative state, Vincent Lambert died on Thursday, July 11, 2019 following the cessation of care. For six years, his wife and his parents opposed in a court battle over the question of stopping care ...


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Vincent Lambert had been hospitalized since his accident in 2008 at the University Hospital of Reims. AFP / François Nascimbeni

After nearly 11 years in a vegetative state, Vincent Lambert died this Thursday, July 11, 2019 following the cessation of care. For six years, his wife and his parents opposed in a court battle over the question of stopping the care of this quadriplegic patient. Back on his life and the business that followed his accident.

This is the end of the Vincent Lambert affair. The quadriplegic patient died at the University Hospital of Reims following the cessation of his treatments , started last July 2nd. It was almost 11 years since he was in a vegetative state.

In September 2008, Vincent Lambert, a nurse at the Châlons-en-Champagne hospital, suffered a serious road accident. The shock causes him a head trauma. He can not speak, move, or swallow (artificial nutrition and hydration are administered by a probe).

On April 10, 2013, the medical team decided, in agreement with his wife and a part of the family, to stop treatment. There followed a judicial fight between his parents, fervent Catholics opposed to this decision, and his wife who insists that Vincent Lambert would have said before the accident that he preferred to die rather than " live like a vegetable ".

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This judicial fight, lasting six years, ceases when the Court of Cassation authorizes June 28, 2019 the cessation of care , which begins Tuesday, July 2. This is the last rebound, the parents having decided July 8 to abandon the remedies.

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