Life-Support Can Now Be Withdrawn Without Court Permission, UK Judge Rules | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


Life-Support Can Now Be Withdrawn Without Court Permission, UK Judge Rules

Legal permission is no longer required before life-supporting treatment is withdrawn from patients with severely debilitating illnesses in a vegetative state, a High Court judge has ruled.

Until now, even if medics and relatives agree to withdraw nutrition from a patient, a judge must also consent. A landmark decision by Justice Jackson means those cases will no longer have to go to court.

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