BMJ 1996; 313 doi: (Published 03 August 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:248

Legal cover is offered for euthanasia: An insurance company in the Netherlands is offering Dutch doctors a special policy against the costs of protracted legal action in euthanasia cases. Legal costs of up to £15 400 ($23 100) will be met by the insurers. It is argued that legal costs may deter doctors from appealing against court judgments. About the five to ten cases go to court each year.

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