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Twins' lawyers may demand change of venue for operation

BMJ 2000; 321 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.321.7265.853 (Published 07 October 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:853
  1. Clare Dyer, legal correspondent
  1. BMJ

    The way was cleared last week for conjoined twins born in Britain to Maltese parents to be separated, when the unnamed parents announced that they would not contest an Appeal Court ruling that the operation should go ahead.

    The couple came to Britain for the delivery after a scan showed they were expecting conjoined twins. Soon after the birth last August, they found themselves embroiled in a High Court battle after refusing to consent to an operation to separate them.

    The twin girls are being cared for at St Mary's hospital in Manchester, …

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