19% of Patients in a Vegetative State are Aware
Lancet has published articles in the past which have indicated that patients who are said to be in a vegetative state are aware in many cases. Of course, this has not slowed down those who wish to deprive them of life-sustaining treatment. Many of these patients are given the poorest of treatment and many are dehydrated to death. I have seen first hand what is done in such cases. I was involved in one case in which a court turned the control over to a wife who stopped the feeding and hydration of her husband after she had apparently lost all affection for him.