Monday, March 12, 2012

UK: Ruling On Man With Locked In Syndrome Imminent

This UK case has taken a long time to get to a decision, which is imminent. Given the confusion about the legality of assisted suicide in the UK, the decision will be very interesting indeed.
'Locked-in syndrome' patient awaits ruling on death
A man whose body is so paralysed that he wants a doctor to be able to kill him will find out later at the High Court if his case has been thrown out.
Tony Nicklinson, 58, from Melksham, Wiltshire, is seeking a ruling on whether a doctor who ended his life would have a defence against murder.
Mr Nicklinson suffered a stroke in 2005 and has "locked-in syndrome". more

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