Judge rules woman with MS allowed to have life support withdrawn

Published date: 19 Nov 2015 at 5:23PM

A judge at the Court of Protection has ruled that a woman with MS, considered by medical experts to be in a 'minimally conscious state', should be allowed to die. Her family asked the court allow doctors to stop providing life sustaining treatment.

The woman, who cannot be identified, lives in a specialist facility in the North West of England.

The case took into account arguments presented by her daughter and other relatives, as well as her doctors, carers, independent medical experts and lawyers appointed to represent her.

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Page last updated: 20 Nov 2015

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