NHS pays £45 000 to family of a woman who was kept alive against her willBMJ 2017; 359 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.j5715 (Published 08 December 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;359:j5715
- Clare Dyer
- 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, …