Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 362 (Mar)
Neutral Citation: [2002] EWHC 429 (Fam)
Court: Family Division
Judge:

Dame Elizabeth Butler-Sloss P

Representation Philip Havers QC and Jeremy Hyam (instructed by Leigh Day & Co) for the claimant.
  Robert Francis QC and Michael Horne (instructed by Capsticks) for the respondent.
  Peter Jackson for the Official Solicitor.
Judgment Dates: 22 March 2002

Catchwords

Medical treatment - Adult patient - Consent to treatment - Right to refuse treatment - Tetraplegic patient sustained by ventilator - Patient expressing wish to be removed from ventilator - Whether patient competent to refuse treatment - Whether treatment of patient by hospital unlawful.

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