Theresa Marie Schiavo was in a persistent vegetative state for 15 years before her artificial hydration and nutrition were stopped and she died. A dispute between her husband and her parents produced what is the most important end-of-life case since those of Karen Quinlan in the 1970's and Nancy Cruzan in the 1980's.

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Other noteworthy international PVS cases

Eluana Englaro, Italy -- Background report prepared by Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law

Tony Bland, United Kingdom -- House of Lords decision

Aruna Shanbaug, India -- Times of India timeline