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Scottish judges say court can decide in PVS cases

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7034.797b (Published 30 March 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:797
  1. Clare Dyer

    Five senior judges ruled last week in Scotland's first right to die case that a single judge in the Court of Session can sanction the withdrawal of artificial feeding from a patient in the persistent vegetative state. The case of Janet Johnstone, who is 53 years old and has been in a persistent vegetative state since 1992 after an overdose of prescribed medicines, will now go back to Lord Cameron, who referred the case to the more senior judges because of its …

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