Judgment concerning capacity and best interests of TS, together with an application for a deprivation of liberty order, who has a delusional disorder but needs to have a pacemaker fitted.
Hearing to determine whether it was in the P's best interests to receive compulsory treatment for her disorder.
Judgment concerning medical treatment for a 49 year old woman - ER - who has anorexia nervosa and whose physical condition is declining. The judge had to decide whether she has capacity to make decisions about her treatment and, in the light of that, to determine her best interests.
Hearing to decide how and when the P could transfer from a care home to the home of her parents.
Application to discontinue life sustaining treatment to the P who was in a vegetative state. The application was granted.
The court had to determine whether it was in the P's best interests to remain away from his family home and, indeed, to move to a new placement, or for him to return to his family home and their care.
Application by NHS Trust asking the court to declare whether it would be in the P's best interests to continue to receive life sustaining treatment, ventilation and blood pressure medication or alternatively, whether it would be lawful to withdraw it.
The issue before the court was whether the form of cancer care set out by the Trust was in the P's best interests and whether the court should make a declaration to that effect under the Mental Capacity Act 2005. The declaration was made.
The applicant Trust was seeking to perform a bilateral below-knee amputation upon the P, without which his treating clinicians believe he will develop sepsis and suffer life-threatening renal and cardiac failure very soon. The court granted the application.
Case summaries on every Court of Protection case & other relevant decisions with links to the full judgment where available.
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