Pt.survives doc-assist suicide attempt

  1. patient survives doctor-assisted suicide attempt terminally ill cancer victim awakes from coma after 3 days

    [font=verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif]the associated press
    [font=verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif]updated: 3:29 p.m. et march 4, 2005

    [font=verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif]portland, ore. - a terminally ill cancer patient who tried to end his life with drugs prescribed under oregon's assisted-suicide law awoke three days later, alert and talkative, his wife said.


    [font=verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif]url: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/7090928/
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  2. 5 Comments

  3. by   mhull
    Quote from jo anne
    patient survives doctor-assisted suicide attempt terminally ill cancer victim awakes from coma after 3 days

    [font=verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif]the associated press
    [font=verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif]updated: 3:29 p.m. et march 4, 2005

    [font=verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif]portland, ore. - a terminally ill cancer patient who tried to end his life with drugs prescribed under oregon's assisted-suicide law awoke three days later, alert and talkative, his wife said.


    [font=verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif]url: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/7090928/

    hummm that is too werid. i wonder if the drugs he took where all legit medicines. i am curious to find out the reasoning behind it.

    michelle
  4. by   leslie :-D
    they couldn't charge the doctor with anything, could they?


    leslie
  5. by   VivaLasViejas
    Quote from earle58
    they couldn't charge the doctor with anything, could they?


    leslie
    Oregon is the only state that allows physician-assisted suicide, so no, the doctor can't be charged with anything. He probably could be sued for 'wrongful life', however.
  6. by   weetziebat
    Poor guy. That is a shame. Will be interested in finding out what went wrong.

    Also wish 'W' would keep his nose out of this. The people of this state want it, no one is out there killing people for the heck of it, and it is none of Georgie's business, IMHO.
  7. by   Roy Fokker
    I hope they don't make this a case of "The exceptions forming the basis for law"

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