Withholding of life sustaining treatment
Aintree University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust v James and others  EWCA Civ 65
Counsel: For the appellant: Vikram Sachdeva
For the first respondent: Claire Watson
For the second and third respondents: Ian Wise QC
Solicitors: For the appellant: Hill Dickinson LLP
For the first respondent: Official Solicitor
For the second and third respondents: Jackson and Canter
The Court of Appeal has held that it was in a patient’s best interests to have life-sustaining treatment withheld where treatment
would be futile and extremely difficult to endure, and the patient would never recover enough from multiple organ failure
to leave hospital.
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