Parents fighting to keep baby alive lose high court battle – The Guardian

Posted April 12th, 2017 in children, consent, medical treatment, news, parental rights by sally

‘Doctors can withdraw life-support treatment from a sick baby boy against his parents’ wishes, a high court judge has ruled.’

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The Guardian, 11th April 2017

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‘Blood contamination tore my family apart’ – BBC News

Posted April 11th, 2017 in blood products, health, HIV, inquiries, medical treatment, news by sally

‘Thousands of people with haemophilia were infected with HIV and hepatitis as a result of NHS treatments in the 1970s and 80s. But their families are still seeking a public inquiry into the scandal.’

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BBC News, 10th April 2017

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Vegan mother forced by High Court to vaccinate her children – The Independent

Posted April 7th, 2017 in consent, medical treatment, medicines, news, veganism by tracey

‘A vegan mother who wanted her sons to live a “toxin free” life will be forced to make them receive routine vaccinations after the High Court overruled her objections.’

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The Independent, 6th April 2017

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“Judicial Bias Considered” – Zenith PI Blog

Posted March 29th, 2017 in bias, judiciary, medical treatment, negligence, news by sally

‘In Willmott–v- Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust (2017) EWCA Civ 181 the Court of Appeal considered whether a Judge’s comment during a clinical negligence trial had the objective appearance of bias or prejudging the evidence.’

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Zenith PI Blog, 28th March 2017

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NHS trust triples injury payout to £9.3m under controversial new rules – The Guardian

‘The first case settled under controversial new compensation rules for serious injuries has seen an NHS trust forced to nearly triple its payout to a 10-year-old girl left with cerebral palsy from £3.8m to £9.3m.’

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The Guardian, 20th March 2017

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Parents ‘should decide care of baby’ – BBC News

Posted March 7th, 2017 in care orders, medical treatment, news, parental rights by tracey

‘The parents of a seven-month-old baby who are challenging doctors in court to keep him on life support say they deserve the right to judge his care.’

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BBC News, 7th March 2017

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Barnet wins best interests vaccine battle in High Court – Local Government Lawyer

Posted February 9th, 2017 in children, local government, medical treatment, news by sally

‘A High Court judge has backed the decision of the London Borough of Barnet to vaccinate a looked after baby against the wishes of his mother.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 7th February 2017

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Court of Appeal delivers landmark ruling in ‘state detention’ inquest case – Local Government Lawyer

‘A woman with a learning disability who died whilst in the intensive care unit of a hospital was not in ‘state detention’, the Court of Appeal has ruled.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 27th January 2017

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Students took equivalent of 300 cups of coffee in botched experiment – The Independent

Posted January 26th, 2017 in costs, fines, health & safety, medical treatment, news, universities by tracey

‘A British university has been fined £400,000 after two of its students were left fighting for their lives following a botched science experiment.’

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The Independent, 25th January 2017

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Frances Cappuccini Caesarean death caused by hospital failures – BBC News

Posted January 17th, 2017 in birth, hospitals, inquests, medical treatment, negligence, news by tracey

‘A primary school teacher who was “terrified” of giving birth died following failures and inadequate treatment at hospital, a coroner has ruled as her family said the truth had finally been acknowledged.’

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BBC News, 16th January 2017

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Sanctity of life v personal autonomy: Court of Protection – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted January 4th, 2017 in consent, Court of Protection, married persons, medical treatment, news by tracey

‘Briggs v Briggs & Ors [2016] EWCOP 53 (20 December 2016). Apologies for starting the new year on such a sombre note, but there is a shaft of light in that this Court of Protection judgement is a clear indication that judges – or some of them – are prepared to favour an individual’s autonomy over the traditional emphasis on the sanctity of life above all else.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 3rd January 2017

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Turn off life support for police officer, judge rules – The Guardian

Posted December 20th, 2016 in euthanasia, medical treatment, news, police by tracey

‘Doctors should stop providing life support treatment to a police officer who was left in a minimally conscious state after a road accident, a judge has ruled.’

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The Guardian, 20th December 2016

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Patients should be told about overcrowded hospitals before giving consent for treatment, say lawyers – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 14th, 2016 in consent, hospitals, medical treatment, news by sally

‘Patients should be told if NHS hospitals are likely to be overcrowded or understaffed before they grant consent for treatment, according to new legal advice.’

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Daily Telegraph, 13th December 2016

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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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