Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Life-Support Stopped for 6-Month-Old in Houston

Tom Mayo of the HealthLawProf Blog discusses the case of a 6-month old Houston baby whose died this week when his life support was stopped over the objection of his mother. Prof. Mayo has a lot of first-hand knowlege of the subject, since he not only has served on hospital ethics committees, but was a co-author of the bill authorizing withdrawal of treatment in such cases.

Link: Life-Support Stopped for 6-Month-Old in Houston

1 comment:

greasy joan said...

Ellen,
I likned to you re this story. I'm not liking the direction this is going: "save limited healthcare dollars" (socialism), "futility" (not always)

~Anne