Muslim loses 'right-to-treatment'

A High Court judge has allowed a hospital trust's request to withhold life-saving treatment from a severely brain-damaged Muslim patient from Greater Manchester if his condition seriously deteriorates.

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Family of Muslim man 'devastated' at the outcome of 'right-to-treatment' case

"The family are devastated at the outcome of the hearing and remain of the view that all attempts should be made to prolong L's life, particularly in view of his uncertain prognosis.

"They consider that it was inappropriate to place a Do Not Resuscitate order in L's notes without informing or consulting his family and that, in view of the uncertainty in relation to his condition, it was premature to do so."

– Julianne Moore, family solicitor

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