Judge rules man should lose leg ‘against his wishes’

24 March 2019 – BBC News

A judge has ruled that a mentally-ill man who could die if his badly-infected left foot is not amputated should have the operation against his wishes.

Mrs Justice Lieven also said the East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust “could and should” have asked for the case to be considered earlier.

She ruled that amputating the limb was in the man’s best interests, she ruled.

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