Thursday, April 26, 2012

'Thumbs-up' From Man Physicians Rather See Dead




“Doctors have since changed that diagnosis, Hodder said, but have not yet withdrawn their recommendation that Rasouli be taken off his ventilator.” 

April 26, 2012 (cbcnews) - The lawyer of a family fighting to keep a man on life-support says a new diagnosis vindicates what they've been saying all along, that Hassan Rasouli is conscious and aware. The Rasouli family believes that a "thumbs-up" gesture Hassan made from his Toronto hospital bed proves he is conscious. 

"The family has said all along that they felt that Hassan Rasouli was communicating with them, that he was conscious, that to some extent he understood what they were saying and was responsive," Rasouli family lawyer Gary Hodder told CBC News.(continue reading...)