A federal judge has dismissed a ground-breaking “wrongful life” that accused a hospital of ignoring the living will of one of its own doctors who had attempted suicide, forcing him to live the rest of his days in a vegetative state.

U.S. District Judge Stewart Dalzell found that while the legal guardian for Dr. Marshall Klavan may have viable claims to bring in state court, he cannot pursue claims that Klavan’s constitutional rights were violated because the hospital and its officials were not “state actors.”

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