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Scott’s law: Talk to me, don’t just starve me to death!

The late Scott Douglas Routley had a nasty road traffic accident around the turn of the century, which damaged his brain.  By 2012, Scott had been comatose, persistently vegetative, “locked-in” – or however you want to put it – for 12 years.   He couldn’t move, or talk.

Scott suffered from a “prolonged disorder of consciousness” (PDOC).  Scott was therefore fed and watered by means of “clinically assisted nutrition and hydration” (CANH).  In that respect, Scott’s condition was similar to that of the late Alfie Evans, about whose death I am presently trying to take the coroner to court, over his refusal to hold an inquest.

A few days ago, the UK’s Supreme Court ruled in An NHS Trust & Ors v Y & Anor [2018] UKSC 46 that there was no need for hospitals to continue pestering the courts, whenever they wanted to get rid of somebody with PDOC by withdrawing his CANH, causing him to die of thirst whilst possibly beginning to feel a bit hungry too if he wasn’t asleep for the duration.

The Supreme Court explained that the Common Law said the hospitals should just get on with the euthanasia concerned, without bothering their lordships, unless the patient’s stubborn family, for example his parents, couldn’t be dissuaded from objecting to this proposed economy.  That, reportedly, was the gist.  You can read more scholarly and neutrally-worded summaries than mine of the case, which I will abbreviate as NHS v Y (and #NHSvY on Twitter), both here and here.

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Alfie Evans application tomorrow at the RCJ

STOP PRESS 14/4/18:   THE APPLICATION WENT AHEAD TODAY, BUT IT WAS NOT SUCCESSFUL.  I HAVE ORDERED A TRANSCRIPT.

THANKS TO ALL WHO SENT KIND MESSAGES TODAY AND YESTERDAY EVENING.

I STILL INTEND TO PRESS AHEAD WITH JUDICIAL REVIEW, AGAINST THE CORONER.  TODAY’S FAILURE TO GET AN INJUNCTION, WHICH WAS ALWAYS AN OPTIMISTIC HOPE, DOES NOT WEAKEN THE FUTURE JUDICIAL REVIEW CASE.  THE JUDICIAL REVIEW CASE IS MORE IMPORTANT ANYWAY.

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(Original post of yesterday follows.)

The funeral of Alfie Evans is reported to be planned for tomorrow.  Having received no reply by 6 o’clock today to my email (copied below) to the lawyers of Alfie’s parents, I have concluded that it will probably be necessary for me to make an urgent application to the court tomorrow, in a bid to prevent the burial or the cremation of Alfie’s body without a prior post mortem examination and toxicology report to determine the cause of Alfie’s death reliably.

I shall be attending at Court 37, at the Royal Courts of Justice, at the start of business, on Monday 14th May 2018. Continue reading

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Alfie Evans’ non-existent coroner’s inquest – what are they trying to hide?

 

It looks as though I am not going to be able to escape from my duty, which seems now to be to bring another court case before long, this time against the Coroner of Liverpool.

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