On 20 April 2012, a man learned that his mother had been given a lethal injection the day before at the Dutch-speaking university hospital, UZ Brussels. She had been suffering from chronic depression.
A spokesperson for UZ Brussels commented as follows: "All we can say at the moment is that it’s not a bad thing for the case to come before the court. […] There is constant media coverage and that isn’t a good thing for any of the parties involved. The Public Prosecutor’s Department will deal with this case once and for all."
This is the first time that a complaint has been made about Wim Distelmans, who is "considered a ‘pioneer’ in this field".