Vincent Lambert who suffered severe brain damage after a car accident in 2008 which left him a quadriplegic is at the centre of a bitterly-disputed legal case that has torn his family apart. But his parents, devout Catholics, and his half-brother and sister obtained a court order to halt the move on grounds his condition might improve with better treatment. "Mr President, Vincent Lambert will die of lack of hydration in the week of May 20 if you do nothing and you are the last and only person who can intervene," their lawyers Jean Paillot and Jerome Triomphe wrote in an open letter on Saturday. "We are asking you to ensure that the health minister respects France's duties towards a handicapped man," they wrote. "Why would the French state, which makes a point of honour of its promotion of human rights, dispense with the respect of this convention for Vincent Lambert?"
Source: Bangkok Post May 18, 2019 13:45 UTC