Healthcare lies at the heart of our wellbeing and our loved ones.
We all have a right of self- determination and therefore whilst these decisions may be deeply personal everyone is at liberty to make the decisions they consider to be in their best interest without any interference from care providers or the Court. However, that may not be as straight forward and disputes can arise when a child or an adult lacking mental capacity is involved. We appreciate that disagreements with care providers can be very stressful and sensitive and that clear and helpful advice is always needed.
We are able to advise in connection with all best interest issues involving:-
- End of life care
- Continuation of life sustaining treatment
- Refusal by NHS to provide treatment
- Care provided in the community
- Medical treatment provided in hospital
- Do not attempt resuscitation (DNAR)
Harris ds Silva has considerable experience and has acted in some of the highest profile matters in England involving withdrawal of life sustaining treatment. Harris da Silva has also acted in appeals in the Court of Appeal, Supreme Court and the European Court of Human Rights in relation to healthcare and medical treatment disputes.
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