The people who have commented on the news article overwhelmingly agree with the patient’s family’s decision.
I believe I would try to talk the family into a trial of venom, but the law gave them final say. Here in Texas, I could refuse to honor their wishes – after going through the ethics committee process, at least 2 days.
Richard Flora, 76, was bitten by an Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake on Thursday out the front of his daughter’s home in Hobe Sound, Florida
Family decided not to give him anti-venom and he died at hospital 11 hours later
Man was in the late stages of Alzheimer’s and hated the disease, his daughters said