Locked in Syndrome

Locked-In Sufferers Take 'Right To Die' Case To Highest Court

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

Locked-in syndrome sufferer Tony Nicklinson's widow and a paralysed road accident victim take their "right-to-die" battle for a change in the law to t...

Things the Future Will Hate Us For: #1

Ben Gwalchmai | Posted 11.11.2013 | UK
Ben Gwalchmai

We know we're on the cusp. As a species, we almost always are. But in the beginning of the 21st century - as everyone's favourite ex-rocker scient...

"He Was Gutsy, Determined And A Fighter To The End"

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 22.08.2012 | UK

Tributes have been paid to locked-in sufferer Tony Nicklinson, who died "peacefully at home" after contracting pneumonia. His daughter Laura tweete...

Crossing the Rubicon: Tony Nicklinson's Assisted Suicide

Clare Johns | Posted 18.08.2012 | UK
Clare Johns

I knew that Tony's was the first right-to-die hearing of its kind. Whereas previous cases have clarified the law on the assisted suicide, Tony's case goes further - it represents a fundamental challenge to the law on murder. "The court", says Mr Justice Charles, who allowed Tony's case to proceed, "is being invited to cross the Rubicon."

'Let Our Dad Die' - One Family's Fight for Assisted Dying

Sally Beck | Posted 17.08.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Sally Beck

'We're fighting for the right for Dad to die. Everything that we want we want to be regulated and to be strict, it shouldn't be easy. It should be really difficult to make sure that people aren't being coerced, that people are of sound mind and that it is what people want to do, but it should be possible.'

Doctor Who Saved Tony Nicklinson: 'It Was A Mistake Keeping Him Alive'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.06.2012 | UK

A Greek doctor who saved the life of a British man in Athens has said he made a “mistake keeping him alive”. Tony Nicklinson suffered a stroke...

'Hello World!' Locked-In Syndrome Tweets For First Time

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.06.2012 | UK Lifestyle

A locked-in syndrome patient has been captured on film tweeting for the first time. Tony Nicklinson, who seven years ago had a major stroke that le...

VIDEO: Locked-In Syndrome Patient Tweets For The First Time

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.06.2012 | UK

A locked-in syndrome patient seeking permission for a doctor to end his life in the High Court has been captured on film tweeting for the first time. ...

'I Have No Privacy Or Dignity Left'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.05.2012 | UK

Tony Nicklinson was a "very active and outgoing man" before tragedy struck when he suffered a stroke while on a business trip to Athens in 2005. It...

Right-To-Die Case To Be Heard, High Court Rules

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.03.2012 | UK

Legal action brought by locked-in syndrome sufferer Tony Nicklinson, who wants a doctor to be able to end his "intolerable" life lawfully, can go ahea...

Judge To Rule On Right-To-Die Case

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.03.2012 | UK

A High Court judge is to give his decision on whether a case brought by Tony Nicklinson, who suffers with "locked-in syndrome" and wants his "sufferin...

High Court To Hear 'Locked In' Man's Suicide Bid

PA | Posted 23.03.2012 | UK

The case of a severely-disabled 57-year-old man who wants a judge to allow a doctor to "lawfully" end his life reaches the High Court today. Lawyer...