Family French doctors seek protection in coma patient feud

first_img How do cataracts affect your vision? REIMS, France (AP) — Doctors given a green light by a European court to end the life support for a comatose French man on Thursday sought help from prosecutors amid an escalating conflict between the man’s family members.Vincent Lambert was left comatose in a 2008 car accident. His wife wants doctors to stop care but his parents disagree and the dispute has riveted France and divided citizens.The family members had met with the medical team at a Reims hospital expecting to learn whether life support would be ended. Instead, the team said the case will now be referred to the prosecutor’s office to designate a legal representative to protect Lambert. Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Rachel Lambert, wife of Vincent Lambert, cries as she delivers a speech to the media, at the Sebastopol hospital, in Reims, eastern France, where Vincent, who is currently on artificial life support, is hospitalized, Thursday, July 23, 2015. Vincent Lambert was left comatose in a 2008 car accident. His wife wants doctors to stop life support but his parents disagree. Lambert’s parents say his doctors made no decision Thursday on his care but asked for a legal representative to be designated and sought protection against threats against him and his medical team. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus) Mesa family survives lightning strike to home Top Stories Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall New Year’s resolution: don’t spend another year in a kitchen you don’t likelast_img read more