Royal Free NHS Foundation Trust v AB

Mental health – Court of Protection. The claimant NHS Trust sought declarations which would allow a Caesarian section to be performed on the defendant, who was 32 weeks pregnant and who suffered from psychotic mental illness and diabetes. The Court of Protection held that the defendant lacked capacity to consent to medical treatment. It granted the declarations sought where it was in the defendant's best interests that a Caesarian section was undertaken.

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