• Surprise court ruling halts family's efforts to remove man from life support

    4 monthes ago - By National Post

    Fernando Ferreira had been in hospital for three days when his family made the heart-wrenching decision.
    The 53-year-old had suffered a cardiac arrest, causing what doctors believed was irreparable brain damage and leaving him unconscious. Now his common-law wife had agreed to having Ferreira taken off life support and his organs donated for transplant when he died.
    But just before that was to happen, an apparently unprecedented court ruling put a sudden halt to the process.
    Georgiana Masgras, a lawyer who had represented Ferreira in an unrelated car-accident case and who worried the...
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