Court should not allow lethal injection for patient with locked-in syndrome, lawyer says

BMJ 2012; 344 doi: (Published 25 January 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e648
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1BMJ

The High Court should not open the way for a man with locked-in syndrome to have his life ended by a lethal injection, lawyers for the Ministry of Justice told the court in London this week.

Tony Nicklinson, who is paralysed after a stroke, is seeking a declaration that if a doctor killed him with his consent he would have a defence to a …

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