Baby's doctors to ask for right to die

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: (Published 30 March 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:797
  1. Clare Dyer

    Doctors caring for a 3 month old baby girl who is severely brain damaged are to ask the High Court to let them switch off the ventilator keeping her alive. Sir Stephen Brown, president of the High Court's family division, who is expected to hear the case in May, will be asked to lay down guidelines for doctors taking decisions about withdrawing or withholding treatment from newborn babies with brain damage.

    In the wake of a series of right to die cases involving adults, doctors …

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