The family of Tony Nicklinson who lost a legal battle in August last year (2012) for the right-to-die has won permission from the Court of Appeal to continue his campaign and appeal against the High Court ruling.
He was paralysed by a stroke in 2005 and suffered from locked-in syndrome. His family’s test case is over whether medical help can legally be provided to those seeking the right to die. Mr Nicklinson’s widow Jane pledged in September to continue her husband’s fight but judges refused to make her a party to the proceedings.
The Court of Appeal has now given permission for her to challenge the High Court decision.
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