I’m not sure how I feel about this, but it’s pretty obvious the doctors throught they were doing the right thing, given the circumstances. It’s a sure bet, though, that someone’s going to be incensed about this, and heads— no doubt— will roll. Do Good Samaritan laws extend to euthanasia? (or does this not apply, since they were medical personnel?)
Doctors working in hurricane-ravaged New Orleans killed critically ill patients rather than leaving them to die in agony as they evacuated hospitals, The Mail on Sunday can reveal.