A family is seeking to overturn a DNACPR Order based on the patient’s belief that all possible treatment should be provided. The issue in the case is whether L, who suffered brain damage, should receive resuscitation in the event that he suffers a cardiac or respiratory arrest – the NHS Trust do not want to resuscitate him. The case raises questions as to what is a meaningful quality of life, by whose standards or from whose viewpoint that should be judged and what weight should be given to his religious beliefs, according to which he would have wanted to be kept alive. Jenni Richards QC is acting for the family of patient L. Vikram Sachdeva acts for patient L through the Official Solicitor.
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