A two-year-old boy at the center of a dispute over the state's futile care law has died of natural causes.
Daniel Wayne Cullen II died yesterday at Children's Medical Center in Dallas.
The Grand Prairie boy's death comes about a year after his mother got a restraining order preventing the hospital from removing him from life support.
Daniel was born prematurely and suffered from brain damage and breathing problems.
Daniel's case was championed by right-to-life advocates who want to modify the state's futile-care law. The law allows hospitals to discontinue life support for a patient ten days after their ethics board decides lifesaving measures are pointless.
A bill that would have given families up to 21 days to transfer patients after an ethics board decision died in the legislative session that ended this week.
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