||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 157 (Nov)
|| EWHC 2439 (Fam)
||Huw Lloyd for the NHS Trust.
||Caroline Harry Thomas for the Official Solicitor.
||Amy Street for D's parents.
||10 November 2005
Medical treatment - Withdrawal of treatment - Insensate patient - Permanent vegetative state - Natural consequences of withdrawing treatment - Best interests of patient.
On the evidence, the court was driven to conclude that D was in an irreversible vegetative state. Accordingly, the court granted a declaration stating that it was in D's best interests not to be subjected to more than the minimum necessary treatment to allow her to die peacefully and with dignity.
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