Criminal Law Keyed to Dressler
Barber v. Superior Court
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The Defendants, two doctors, successfully completed an operation on Mr. Herbert. While in the recovery room, Mr. Herbert suffered a cardio-respiratory arrest. He was revived and immediately placed on life support equipment. Over the next few days, it was determined that Mr. Herbert was in a deeply comatose state and unlikely to recover. Several tests and examinations by specialists revealed that Mr. Herbert had suffered severe brain damage, leaving him in a vegetative state, which was likely to be permanent. His family decided to have him removed from all life-sustaining equipment, and the Defendants honored said request. Defendants were thereafter charged with murder.
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