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NHS pays £45 000 to family of a woman who was kept alive against her will

BMJ 2017; 359 doi: (Published 08 December 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;359:j5715
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. The BMJ

The family of a stroke victim who was kept alive for nearly two years against her will have received a £45 000 pay out from the NHS in an out-of-court settlement.

Brenda Grant, 81, had a stroke in October 2012 which left her unable to walk, talk, or swallow. Without telling her family, she had made a living will, …

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