A 29-year-old woman whose case became the focus of a debate over the state's futile care law has died.
Kalilah Roberson-Reese was transferred to a Lubbock nursing home after doctors at Houston's Memorial Hermann Hospital wanted to remove her from life support in July.
The hospital backed off the plan when a lawyer challenged the decision in Harris County probate court.
Her family says Roberson-Reese died of heart failure December 25th at a Lubbock hospital.
Doctors at Memorial Hermann invoked the Texas futile care law after coming to the conclusion that she was in a vegetative state.
The law allows hospitals to remove life support in cases deemed medically futile.
But a lawyer challenged Memorial Hermann's decision and argued the hospital might have been using the futile care law to, quote, "bury mistakes."
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