Doctors Forced to Allow Woman to Die

by Rajashri on  October 18, 2008 at 2:27 PM General Health News
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Doctors Forced to Allow Woman to Die
26-year-old Kerrie Wooltorton was allowed to die by doctors after she told medical staff to make her comfortable but not try to save her.
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Wooltorton was mentally ill and had swallowed anti-freeze. Consultant Alexander Heaton, of the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital told an inquest hearing that they had no choice, "It's a horrible thing to have to do, but I felt I had no alternative but to go with her wishes."

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Kerrie had swallowed anti-freeze nine times before, but had allowed doctors to save her on those occasions.

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