Family faces ‘decade of torture’ if bid to withdraw life support from vegetative Gulf War hero fails – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 28th, 2016 in consent, Court of Protection, medical treatment, news by tracey

‘The family of a Gulf War veteran left in a coma after a road accident say they face a decade of “torture” if their legal bid to remove his life support fails. Lindsey Briggs is campaigning for doctors to allow her husband Paul to “pass away with dignity”, 17 months after he collided head-on with a car using the wrong lane while riding his motorbike.’

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Daily Telegraph, 27th November 2016

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Cryogenics case not a precedent – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted November 22nd, 2016 in burials and cremation, consent, human rights, human tissue, medical treatment, news by sally

‘A widely publicised family court ruling which had the effect of allowing the freezing of the body of a 14-year-old girl does not set any precedent about the rights and wrongs of cryopreservation, the judge in the case has suggested.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 18th November 2016

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Is There A Human Right To Cryogenically Freeze Your Body? – RightsInfo

‘The mother of a dying girl has been given the right to cryogenically freeze her daughter’s body after her death, in the hope that she will one day be resurrected and cured. What are the human rights implications?’

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RightsInfo, 18th November 2016

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14-year-old girl who died of cancer wins right to be cryogenically frozen – The Guardian

Posted November 18th, 2016 in cancer, children, consent, human tissue, medical treatment, news by sally

‘A 14-year-old girl who said before dying of cancer that she wanted a chance to live longer has been allowed by the high court to have her body cryogenically frozen in the hope that she can be brought back to life at a later time.’

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The Guardian, 18th November 2016

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Woman with learning disability should have caesarean, judge rules – The Guardian

Posted November 16th, 2016 in birth, learning difficulties, medical treatment, news by sally

‘Doctors can perform a caesarean section on a pregnant woman with learning difficulties who wants to give birth naturally at home, a judge has ruled after a hearing in a specialist court.’

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The Guardian, 16th November 2016

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Dying boy’s parents lose palliative care court fight – BBC News

Posted November 7th, 2016 in children, consent, medical treatment, news by sally

‘A terminally ill boy should be moved to a palliative care regime proposed by specialists despite his parents’ objections, a judge has ruled.’

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BBC News, 4th November 2016

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Wife wants doctors to stop treating police officer husband after he was left in a coma following road accident, court hears – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 2nd, 2016 in medical treatment, news by tracey

‘The wife of a soldier-turned-policeman who was left in a coma after a road accident has told a court she wants doctors to stop providing life-supporting treatment.’

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Daily Telegraph, 1st November 2016

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Treating criminals with anti-psychotic drugs could prevent 1,500 crimes a year, study suggests – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 2nd, 2016 in crime, medical treatment, medicines, mental health, news, recidivists, violent offenders by tracey

‘Prescribing anti-psychotic medication to violent criminals when they leave prison could prevent around 1,500 serious crimes in Britain each year, a new study suggests. Although medicating prisoners on their release is controversial, the University of Oxford believes that it could dramatically cut the risk of violent offending.’

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Daily Telegraph, 1st November 2016

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Informed consent: Surgeons respond to Montgomery – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted October 31st, 2016 in consent, medical treatment, news by sally

‘On 27 October 2016, the Royal College of Surgeons issued some guidance on obtaining consent in the light of the 2015 Supreme Court decision in Montgomery.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 30th October 2016

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Speech by Mr Justice Baker: A matter of life or death – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

Posted October 17th, 2016 in consent, euthanasia, judiciary, medical treatment, speeches by tracey

‘Oxford Shrieval Lecture on 11 October 2016.’

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Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, 14th October 2016

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Serious failings in medical care led to man’s death, inquest finds – The Guardian

Posted September 14th, 2016 in health, inquests, medical treatment, negligence, news, paramedics by tracey

‘The NHS has apologised after a coroner criticised “serious failings” in medical care that led to a man dying hours after an ambulance crew failed to diagnose his heart attack and take him to hospital.’

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The Guardian, 13th September 2016

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Compensation payout for mum left unable to open her jaw wider than 2cm after botched operation – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 31st, 2016 in compensation, doctors, medical treatment, negligence, news, personal injuries by sally

‘A mother-of-one has received a six figure payout after a botched operation left her unable to open her mouth wider than 2cm for five years.’

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Daily Telegraph, 30th August 2016

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Mother jailed for making children have surgery so she could claim benefits – The Guardian

Posted August 16th, 2016 in benefits, child abuse, medical treatment, news, sentencing, social security by sally

‘A mother who lied about her children being ill, forcing them to have surgery as part of a plan to falsely claim benefits, has been jailed for seven-and-a-half years.’

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The Guardian, 15th August 2016

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Severely disabled baby should be allowed to die, judge rules – The Guardian

Posted July 25th, 2016 in children, disabled persons, medical treatment, news by sally

‘A severely disabled baby who has been on a ventilator since he was 18 minutes old should be allowed to die, a high court judge has ruled.’

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The Guardian, 22nd July 2016

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Mother forced her children to undergo serious operations they did not need to claim £375,000 benefits – The Independent

Posted July 20th, 2016 in benefits, child cruelty, children, families, medical treatment, news by tracey

‘A mother has been convicted of child cruelty after forcing her children to undergo gastric surgery they didn’t need in order to claim £375,000 in benefits.’

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The Independent, 20th July 2016

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Agoraphobic can be sedated and taken from home to undergo eye surgery, judge rules – Daily Telegraph

‘An agoraphobic woman can be sedated and taken from the home she has hardly left for many years so doctors can perform an eye operation, a judge has ruled.’

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Daily Telegraph, 7th July 2016

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Judge: no resuscitation for churchgoer who would ‘accept death as God’s will’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 24th, 2016 in consent, Court of Protection, elderly, families, medical treatment, news by tracey

‘A judge overruled the daughter of a devout Christian who insists her dying father would want to be resuscitated – remarking that he would surely “accept death as God’s will”.’

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Daily Telegraph, 23rd June 2016

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Keeping up to date with inquest law in a clinical context: can a medical patient be treated as “detained by the state”? – Cloisters

Posted June 15th, 2016 in detention, inquests, medical treatment, news by sally

‘Those regularly instructed to represent families at inquests will no doubt already be familiar with the valuable resource that is the Chief Coroner and his website, as well as the extremely useful sites of membership organizations like Inquest and AvMA. If it’s been a little while since your last instructions, and lack of funding makes an open source particularly attractive.’

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Cloisters, 6th June 2016

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Priory Clinic blamed by inquest jury over death of teenage girl after untrained staff failed to call 999 – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 3rd, 2016 in children, inquests, medical treatment, mental health, news by sally

‘A 14-year-old girl suffered an accidental death contributed to by neglect while under the care of the Priory, an inquest jury has ruled.’

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Daily Telegraph, 2nd June 2016

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Doctor cleared of failing to tell cancer patient her condition was terminal – The Guardian

‘A doctor at the centre of sports doping allegations has been cleared of failing to tell a cancer patient her condition was terminal.’

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The Guardian, 24th May 2016

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