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Patient’s fight to allow doctors to end his life is taken up by his widow

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e6102 (Published 10 September 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e6102
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1BMJ

The widow of Tony Nicklinson, a man with locked-in syndrome who died after failing to win a High Court ruling allowing doctors to end his life, is to carry on her husband’s legal battle.

Jane Nicklinson has applied for permission to take the landmark case, the first to argue for a right to voluntary euthanasia, to the Court of Appeal in London.

Tony Nicklinson, who was paralysed after a stroke in 2005, lost his case on 16 August, when three judges ruled that such a change in the law …

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