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Dutch appeal court dismisses case against doctor

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.7016.1322 (Published 18 November 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:1322

In a legal test case the Amsterdam appeal court has dismissed charges against a hospital gynaecologist who gave a fatal injection to a severely handicapped 3 day old baby girl. For the first time in a case where the patient was unable to express a request, a Dutch court has accepted the standard euthanasia defence. It said that Dr Henk Prins faced a conflict …

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