Texas Hospital Starves Quadriplegic COVID-19 Patient to Death Against Wife’s Protests

(Live Action) Michael Hickson, 46, has died in Texas after doctors refused to treat him for COVID-19 because of his disability.

According to Texas Right to Life, Hickson became a quadriplegic in May 2017 after going into sudden cardiac arrest while driving his wife Melissa to work. He received CPR but suffered an anoxic brain injury from the loss of oxygen to his brain. Since that time, he has been conscious and alert, responding to jokes, laughing, shaking his head, singing, and puckering his lips when his wife asked for a kiss over FaceTime. See the video below:

His wife and five children have been by his side as he worked to recover. Then in 2020, he contracted COVID-19 from a staff member in his nursing home and developed pneumonia. He was hospitalized at St. David’s South Austin Medical Center, but doctors there refused to treat him, allowing him to die.

In a recorded conversation between the doctor and Melissa, she was told that he would not receive treatment due to his disability:

Doctor: So as of right now, his quality of life — he doesn’t have much of one.

Melissa: What do you mean? Because he’s paralyzed with a brain injury he doesn’t have quality of life?

Doctor: Correct.

While Melissa and another family member were in court….

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Editors Note. This article was written by Nancy Flanders and published at Live Action.



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