But Mr. Lambert's wife, who made his legal guardian in 2016, says that he did not want to live that way. Ms. Lambert and her supporters point to multiple medical assessments that found themselves in an irreversible state of vegetative state, and to court ruling that "artificially feeding and hydrating him to keep him alive" as defined by French law.
"French doctors are also divided about the case."
"Ms. Lambert told RTL radio on Monday." The French Society for Palliative Care said in a statement on Monday that Mr. Lambert was "disagreed" in a "situation of artificial prolongation of life, as a result of medical action."
They're not just meaning, 'they're not just scientifically justifiable,' they wrote.
Dr. Régis Aubry, head of palliative care at the Besançon hospital and a member of a governmental advisory body on bioethics issues, said there were about 1,500 to 1,700 people in France in a state similar to Mr. Lambert's, but that requests to cease artificial hydration
What made Mr. Lambert's case stand out, he said, "What the level of disagreement between family members" and "what were they?"
"Modesty should be paramount when handling these questions," he said , "Only a discussion between respectful people can lead to the answer that is less bad."