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Parents agree to surgery after case goes to high court

BMJ 2002; 324 doi: (Published 16 March 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:632
  1. Clare Dyer, legal correspondent
  1. BMJ

    A row over treatment of a severely disfigured baby in the north east of England was settled last week when her parents consented to surgery to rectify her breathing difficulties, after hospital authorities took the case to the high court.

    The dispute began when Suzanne Taylor and her husband, Aziz Rafi, took their 3 month old baby, Maria, to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle upon Tyne, after travelling with her from Saudi Arabia, where she was born. The baby suffers from …

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