In re L.W

Hanley, Ruth Ann; Avila, Daniel
March 1993
Issues in Law & Medicine;Spring93, Vol. 8 Issue 4, p541
Academic Journal
Presents the case of L.W., a 79-year old man who had been institutionalized for 38 years and had along history of undifferentiated schizophrenia. Heart attack experienced by L.W. after which attending physician asked legal guardian's consent to withdraw all life-sustaining treatment; Circuit court and supreme court ruling.


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