NBC Evening News for Monday, Nov 10, 1975
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(Studio) New Jersey Judge Robert Muir Junior rules that respirator keeping Karen Quinlan alive can't be turned off.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(Morristown, New Jersey) Muir denies her parents request to become her sole legal guardian. Her court-apptd. attorney apptd. guardian of her person. [Joseph QUINLAN - says some of statements in Muir's decision are courageous. Got fair hearing.] Quinlans say they've done all they can for Karen and if had to, would do it all again.
REPORTER: Lee McCarthy
(Studio) Many people kept alive by machines that cheat death. Report on national legal implications. John Chancellor talks to reporter via screen. REPORTER: John Chancellor
(Studio) Decision puts doctors on notice that they may be liable if they stop life-supporting machine, except in 8 states where brain death accepted. Med. people will probably press for state legislature definition of death.
REPORTER: John Chancellor; Carl Stern
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