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Selfish Act of the Day

German teen unplugs pensioner's 'noisy' life support machine

Police in Southern Germany are quizzing a 17-year-old car crash victim who turned off a fellow hospital patient's life-support machine because it was keeping him awake.

Frederik Moelner wound up in intensive care recovering from the accident, reports Ananova, but his attempts to have a bit of recuperative kip were stymied by the noisy life support machine keeping the 76-year-old in the neighbouring bed breathing.

Rather than take a sedative, the 17-year-old took matters into his own hands, pulling the plug on the offending piece of medical technology, thus ensuring shut-eye himself and, potentially, the big sleep for his unfortunate neighbour.


http://www.theregister.com/2007/06/19/life_support_off/

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(Anonymous)
Jun. 21st, 2007 11:50 pm (UTC)
selfish act
My personal thought is you never turn of someone else's life support unless they say that's what they want. Sorry won't get it.
lindagerken
Jun. 23rd, 2007 09:38 pm (UTC)
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