Dutch to Prosecute Doctor for Euthanasia on Woman with Dementia

November 9, 2018

(Reuters) – Dutch prosecutors launched a criminal case on Friday against a doctor for performing euthanasia on an Alzheimer’s sufferer without adequately confirming she wanted to die, the first case of its kind since mercy killing was legalized in 2002. The 74-year-old woman, who had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease four years before her death, had a certified living will stating her wish for euthanasia if her condition were to worsen significantly.

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