Australian Quadriplegic Wins Landmark Right to Die Case

by VR Sreeraman on  August 14, 2009 at 2:27 PM General Health News
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An Australian court on Friday issued a landmark ruling that a quadriplegic man who wants to die had the right to stop being fed by his carers.
 Australian Quadriplegic Wins Landmark Right to Die Case
Australian Quadriplegic Wins Landmark Right to Die Case
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Western Australia's chief judge Wayne Martin said the Brightwater Care Group would not be criminally responsible if it ceased feeding and hydrating severely paralysed Christian Rossiter, 49, who had begged to be allowed to die.

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Martin said Rossiter had the right to direct his treatment, and food and water "should not be administered against his wishes".

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