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Response to Paul Briggs judgement

We are pleased that Paul’s wife Lindsey and their family have received the decision they hoped for, which means that Paul’s wishes can now be followed.

Family of Paul Briggs waits for judgement

The family of Paul Briggs must now wait for a judgement on whether or not doctors can withdraw his life-sustaining treatment. Over four tense days the Court of Protection has heard arguments from both sides on what is in the best interests of Paul, who is severely brain injured.

Response to the case of Paul Briggs

The case of Mr Briggs is heart breaking but all too familiar. At Compassion in Dying we know of many people whose family members lack capacity, either because of an accident or illness, and witness them being given life prolonging treatment that they would not want.