Doctors given go-ahead to amputate mentally-ill man’s foot against his wishes

Doctors given go-ahead to amputate mentally-ill man’s foot against his wishes
 

A judge has given doctors permission in a specialist court to amputate a mentally-ill man’s left foot against his wishes.
Experts said the man, who suffers from schizophrenia and is in his early 60s, could die if the lower part of his leg was not removed.
Mrs Justice Lieven concluded that the operation was in the his best interest after hearing how the man’s leg was infected.
The judge gave doctors the go-ahead for the surgery after analysing evidence at a hearing in the Court of Protection, where judges consider issues relating to people who lack the mental capacity to make decisions, in... read more

 
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