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# Life Support

Last year
# Brain Injury
Actress Anne Heche ‘peacefully taken off life support’ nine days after car crash
The 53-year-old died from her injuries nine days after she was involved in a fiery car crash.
# Archie Battersbee
UK boy dies after life support stopped at end of long legal battle
Archie Battersbee mother said her son passed away just over two hours after the artificial ventilation was stopped.
# Murder
Gardaí launch murder investigation of Dundalk attack three weeks ago
Marius Juodenas was discovered with serious injuries three weeks ago and died yesterday.
All time
# Vincent Lambert
Life support resumes for man in controversial case after court reverses earlier decision
Vincent Lambert is at the centre of a hugely controversial court case.
# boyz n the hood
Boyz N the Hood director John Singleton dies age 51
Singleton (51) directed Boyz n the Hood as a 22-year-old fresh out of film school.
# legal challenge
Parents of terminally ill Alfie Evans lose appeal against ruling preventing them from going to Rome
Toddler Evans had his ventilator support removed late on Monday.
# aubrey grove
Mother charged with assault of daughter (3) who died this week
The woman’s daughter, Zoe Cannon, died after her life support machine was switched off earlier this week.
# rare disease
Doctor who treated Charlie Gard says the baby's life became 'a soap opera'
“I loved this child to bits. But it got to the point where there was nothing more we could do.”
# Life Support
In 2014, a case similar to Charlie Gard's came before the Irish High Court
The case centred on whether or not a baby who had a rare genetic condition should receive CPR or ventilation if their condition deteriorated.
# Charlie Gard
'We're spending our last precious hours with him': Baby's life support to be switched off
Charlie Gard’s parents have said they are “utterly heartbroken”.
# Charlie Gard
Hospital in 'no rush' to turn off baby's life support machine after parents lose appeal
Charlie Gard’s parents have described the court ruling as “upsetting”.
# Texas
'Brain dead' man wakes up after father's stand-off with doctors who wanted to switch off life support
During the three-hour stand-off with police, George Pickering’s son squeezed his father’s hand on command.
# Schoolyard
17-year-old questioned for third time over death of Oisin McGrath (13)
A police file will now be sent to prosecutors for assessment.
# 8th amendment
Court told 'right to life of unborn' greater than 'right to dignity in death'
A ruling in the case of the pregnant woman who has been declared clinically dead will be made on 26 December.
# Treasure
Comedians are tweeting prayers for Joan Rivers amid 'life support' reports
There has been an outpouring of well-wishes on Twitter.
# Life Support
Bank borrowing from ECB at lowest level since guarantee
Health of Irish system appears to be on the up as calls for support from Frankfurt slide
Column: Tragic case of newborn boy highlights unmarried fathers' lack of rights
A Dublin hospital has secured a court order to withdraw life-support from a severely brain-damaged baby whose his young mother died after delivery. As the child’s parents were unmarried, the father was not deemed the legal guardian.
# Ariel Sharon
Vital organs of former Israeli PM Ariel Sharon are failing says Tel Aviv hospital
Sharon has been in a coma for nearly eight years but his condition worsened yesterday.
# Tragedy
Life support extended for US girl after routine operation goes wrong
Thirteen-year-old Jahi McMath reacted unexpectedly after routine tonsil surgery and was declared brain dead a few days later.
# Perth
Irishman in critical condition after assault in Australia
23-year-old Tom Keaney from Galway sustained a head injury in the assault which took place almost two weeks ago.
# Madiba
Doctors advised family to turn off Nelson Mandela's life support
The advice is contained in legal documents dated 26 June.
# South Africa
Reports: Nelson Mandela 'on life support'
The former President of South Africa was admitted to hospital due to recurring lung problems.
# Tragic
Sixth child dies after UK house fire tragedy
Duwayne Philpott, whose five siblings died on Friday, lost his fight for life at Birmingham Children’s Hospital overnight.