Aintree University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust v David James [2013] EWCA Civ 65, [2013] MHLO 17

"On 6th December 2012 Mr Justice Peter Jackson ... declined to make the declarations sought by the appellant, the hospital treating DJ, that subject to the agreement of his clinical team, it would be lawful, being in his best interests, for the following treatment to be withheld in the event of a clinical deterioration: cardiopulmonary resuscitation; invasive support for circulatory problems; renal replacement therapy in the event of deterioration in renal function." The Court of Appeal allowed the Trust's appeal. [Summary required.]

Related judgments

Aintree University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust v David James [2013] UKSC 67, [2013] MHLO 95

External links

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Soliciors Journal, 'Appeal judge redefines "futile treatment"' (8/3/13)