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Assisted Suicide: 1. America
Negligence and Shortage of Kidneys
Wardship Court Enforces Treatment
Sterilisation of Mentally Handicapped Adults
Consent to Treatment and Criminal Responsibility in the Mentally Ill
With more and more people surviving into their 80s and 90s inevitably more will be suffering from dementia in their later years. A decision by the High Court last month should make it easier for elderly people whose ...
Judge "Not Satisfied" That Whooping Cough Vaccine Causes Permanent Brain Damage
A report is given of the British High Court ruling which, unless overturned on appeal, will stop all future payments under the government's no fault scheme for compensation for permanent brain damage caused by pertussis vaccine. ...
Going to Law to Get Treatment
Judicial review as a remedy for National Health Service patients in Britain who suffer delays in, or even denial of, treatment is explored. Two cases are described where publicity combined with the threat of legal action and ...
Another Judgment on Testing for HIV Without Consent
Does a test for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) need the patient's explicit consent or is consent to take blood for unspecified tests sufficient? Two QCs have given conflicting opinions. Mr. Michael Sherrard QC advised ...
Infertility Clinics and the Law