Navigation Links
French 'euthanasia Doctor' Avoids Jail

A French court has handed down a one-year suspended jail sentence to a doctor who prescribed a fatal overdose of potassium chloride to a terminally ill cancer patient.//

Doctor Laurence Tramois, 35, and nurse Chantal Chanel, 40, had been prosecuted for poisoning Paulette Druais, a 65-year-old woman in 2003.

Druais was dying of pancreatic cancer in a hospital in Saint-Astier in the southwestern Dordogne region.

At the end of the trial, the court cleared the nurse but held Dr.Tramois guilty. Still she got only a suspended term.

(Those receiving a suspended sentence do not actually have to undergo imprisonment. Only they should follow certain conditions laid down by the court. If they do not follow those conditions, the judge has the option of sending them back to jail.)

The jury in the in the Tramois trial ruled that her conviction should not be kept on file. That means she can continue to practise medicine.

The sentence was the lowest possible under French law. The duo had risked a 30-year prison term in deciding to end the life of Druais.

During questioning, Tramois defended her decision to prescribe the lethal potassium injection, stating she had wanted to preserve her patient's dignity.

Druais had developed intestinal complications that could have led to fecal vomiting, the doctor argued.

But investigators maintained that the decision had been taken without proper consultation with the family of the patient.

French law allows families to request that life-support equipment for a terminally-ill patient be switched off. But it does not allow a doctor to take action to end a patient's life.

The case had generated huge interest across France. The issue found its way into the presidential election campaign too. The leading candidates indirectly backed the doctor in her decision to end the agony of the patient.

Over 2,000 doctors and nurses cam e out in support of the doctor and demanded that euthanasia be made legal in France.

Active euthanasia is legal in the Netherlands, Belgium and Switzerland.
'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. French Fries In Cancer Controversy In China
2. French and wine: inseparable and just perfect?
3. French Doctors Successfully Separate Twins Joined At Spine
4. McDonalds: French Fries, Transparent to more Trans -Fats
5. Chikungunya Epidemic On French Island Claims 52 lives
6. French fries by McDonalds fries in another controversy
7. French Minister To Visit La Reunion Island To Monitor Chikungunya Epidemic
8. Chikungunya Fever: French Government struggling to Tackle the Mosquito Menace
9. New Breast Cancer Dictionary To Be Brought Out By French League Against Cancer
10. French Face Transplant Patient Reports Feeling of Sensation in New Face
11. French Ship docks in Alang, Gujarat
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... “The Journey: From the Mountains ... possible to save lost souls in the Philippines. “The Journey: From the Mountains to ... dedicated teacher of the Bible. She has taught all ages and currently teaches a ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... 12, 2017 , ... CitiDent and San Francisco dentists, Dr. ... Oventus O2Vent technology. As many as 18 million Americans are estimated to suffer ... Oral appliances can offer significant relief to about 75 percent of people with ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... IsoComforter, Inc. ( https://isocomforter.com ... the introduction of an innovative new design of the shoulder pad. The shoulder ... maximum comfort while controlling your pain while using cold therapy. By utilizing ice and ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... 12, 2017 , ... Information about the technology: , Otomagnetics ... enable prevention of a major side effect of chemotherapy in children. Cisplatin and ... For cisplatin, hearing loss is FDA listed on-label as a dose limiting toxicity. ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... ... Leading pediatric oncology experts at Children’s National Health System will join ... International Society of Paediatric Oncology (SIOP) Oct. 12-15. Chaired by Jeffrey Dome, ... at Children’s National, and Stephen P. Hunger, M.D., Chief of the Division of ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/25/2017)... PROVIDENCE, R.I. , Sept. 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ ... immunogenicity assessment, vaccine design, and immune-engineering today announced ... focused on the development of personalized therapeutic cancer ... and has provided exclusive access to enabling technologies ... MSc Eng., MBA will lead EpiVax Oncology as ...
(Date:9/19/2017)...   ZirMed Inc ., a recognized leader in cloud-based ... has been ranked #1 by its users for the seventh ... User Survey. ZirMed was recognized as the top-ranked end-to-end revenue ... centers over 200 beds and holds one of the longest ... history. ...
(Date:9/12/2017)... Sept. 12, 2017  Consumer reviews on the independent review site ... the number one company for hearing aids, ranking it higher than ... brands. ... #1 by Consumers For Hearing Aids ... Hearing is an online store that provides high performance, state-of-the-art, German-engineered ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: