Mentally-ill pensioner 'should not face enforced amputation'

Mentally-ill pensioner 'should not face enforced amputation'

Mr Justice Peter Jackson has concluded that "enforced amputation" would not be in the 73-year-old man's best interests after analysing the case at a hearing in the Court of Protection, in London, where issues relating to sick and vulnerable people are considered.

The judge  refused the application  by the hospital to amputate without his consent . After visiting the patient he felt it was not in his best interests saying that the effect would   "take away his little remaining independence and dignity" in order to replace it with a future for which he "understandably" had "no appetite".

Our specialist court of protection team can help you in cases concerning the  best interests of mentally incapacitated individuals and DOL’s. Call us on 0161 665 3502.

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