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Nicklinson’s widow is refused right to appeal to higher court

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e6690 (Published 03 October 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e6690
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1BMJ

The widow of Tony Nicklinson, the man with locked-in syndrome who starved himself to death after losing a High Court battle for voluntary euthanasia, has been refused permission to take his case on appeal to a higher court.1

The three judges who originally ruled against him in the High Court case last August acknowledged that it was “an important question whether the …

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