Mother fails to win right to control treatment for sonBMJ 1999; 319 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.319.7205.278a (Published 31 July 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:278
- Clare Dyer, legal correspondent
If parents and doctors are in “grave” conflict over a child's treatment, the court must be asked to decide, England's most senior civil judge said last week.
Lord Woolf, master of the rolls, and two other appeal court judges were refusing a request by the mother of a severely handicapped boy for a declaration that doctors could not treat her son or withhold treatment from him against her will.
The judges refused Carol Glass the declaration …