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Hy! Just a quick question. If someone is on life support

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Hy ! Just a quick question . If someone is on life support with severe brain damage at intensive care .
JA: Where is this? It matters because laws vary by location.
Customer: Who makes the decision to disconect the individual at last resolt Uk
JA: What steps have been taken so far?
Customer: If the family don't agree do the doctors team have other options?
JA: Is there anything else the Lawyer should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: No
Submitted: 9 days ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Jeremy Aldermartin replied 9 days ago.

Next of kin would make the decision though if they choose not to do so then eventually the hospital can apply to court for an order that the life support be turned off. I trust this assists

Customer: replied 9 days ago.
Thank you very much . And they can get that order from the court? In short time?
Expert:  Jeremy Aldermartin replied 9 days ago.

Yes fairly quickly it would go to the High Court and could be obtained on an emergency basis so within hours. I trust this assists