The Case of Tony Bland

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The Case of Tony Bland Court Brief On April 15, 1989, 18 year old Tony Bland, was tragically crushed in the Hillsborough disaster following a Liverpool football match. Tony suffered from crushed ribs and two punctured lungs, that block oxygen to the brain causing Tony untreatable brain damage. Tony was eventually diagnosed PVS and relied on a nasogastric feeding tube for survival. After realizing Tony had no hope of recovery Tony’s parents requested for the artificial feeding tubes to be removed. Fearing, lawsuit or murder charges, Airedale General Hospital doctors refused to comply unless instructed by a court order. Tony’s case was won and on March 3, 1993, Tony past away. This was the first case in England that allowed for removal of life support. Medical Issues Tony Bland was a PVS patient after suffering massive brain damage. He relied on a nasogastric feeding tube for survival and showed no signs of even being slightly aware of his surroundings. Legal
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This note was uploaded on 09/06/2010 for the course ENG eng101 taught by Professor Smart during the Spring '08 term at Aarhus Universitet.

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