Lawyer Àlex de Sàrraga dies by euthanasia

Yesterday, the lawyer from Lleida, Àlex de Sàrraga Gómez, died at the age of 76 after obtaining the right to euthanasia, in force since June 2021, to be applied. The law says that it can be applied to patients who request it and are “in a context of serious, chronic and disabling illness or serious […]

Colombia allows assisted suicide for the sick

The Constitutional Court of Colombia has authorized drug-assisted suicide for patients, under the supervision of a doctor, a first in Latin America, according to a judgment transmitted Thursday, May 13. “The doctor who helps a person in the throes of intense suffering or serious illness and who freely decides to dispose of his own life […]

Woman who asks for euthanasia for her illnesses says it is her “only way out”

Osteoarthritis, venous deficiency, renal deficiency, vascular deficiency, heart deficiency, morbid obesity, pressure ulcers, diabetes, among other pathologies, keep her prostrate in a chair and in search of an authorization from her EPS to apply an assisted dying procedure to Fabiola Ines Betancourt Hinestroza70 years old, a native of Medellín, but a resident of the Caribbean […]

Patient with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis decided not to be euthanized

This 41-year-old man was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) 5 years ago. Salgado’s current condition is one of total prostration, although he can move his eyes and muscles in his face, which was enough for him, by means of technological aids like those used by the scientist Stephen Hawking, he was able to write […]

They order euthanasia to a second non-terminal patient, in Cali

That of Víctor Escobar, 59, thus becomes the second case of euthanasia in Colombia for patients who do not have terminal illnesses, but are painful or disabling, as happened to Martha Sepúlveda. It is worth mentioning that Sepúlveda’s euthanasia, which was scheduled for Sunday, October 10, was paused indefinitely because the EPS considered that the […]

This is how your case progresses after it was denied

Laverde asked himself that question in the most recent report he made on the subject, which was issued this Monday on Noticias Caracol. In it, the reporter made it clear that there are certain contradictions in the decision made by the scientific committee of IPS Incodol, denying Mrs. Martha Sepúlveda the euthanasia that had already […]

Euthanasia in Colombia: what you need to know – Health

The euthanasia It is an issue that generates controversy and as a result of the situation arising from the cancellation of this procedure to the patient Martha Sepúlveda, who suffers from Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), there are questions that are once again on the table. (Of your interest: Court ruling on euthanasia does not yet […]