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Supreme Court confirms judicial approval not needed for withdrawal of life-prolonging treatment from people with a prolonged disorder of consciousness, where family and doctors agree

The Supreme Court has today (Monday 30 July 2018) confirmed that judicial approval is not needed when withdrawing life-prolonging treatments from individuals with a prolonged disorder of consciousness (such as minimally-conscious or persistent vegetative state). Judging on the Mr Y case, which involves a man in a vegetative state following severe brain injury caused by