Share this story
Close X
Switch to Desktop Site

News In Brief

Doctors hail L.A. decision on patient's life support

The California Court of Appeals overturned murder charges Wednesday night against two doctors who were the first in the United States to be indicted for withdrawing all life support systems from a patient.

About these ads

A number of doctors hailed the court's position as a major victory for the medical profession and said they hoped it would lead to establishing legal conditions under which doctors could allow terminally ill patients to die. The court ruled that the doctors did not violate any legal duty, saying they had no obligation to provide their patient with ineffective treatment.

Follow Stories Like This
Get the Monitor stories you care about delivered to your inbox.