Regina v Instan: 1893

It was legitimate to break the law where it was necessary to rescue someone to whom one owed a positive duty of rescue, because a failure to act in such a situation might itself constitute a culpable act or omission.


[1893] 1 QB 450

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CitedIn Re A (Minors) (Conjoined Twins: Medical Treatment); aka In re A (Children) (Conjoined Twins: Surgical Separation) CA 22-Sep-2000
Twins were conjoined (Siamese). Medically, both could not survive, and one was dependent upon the vital organs of the other. Doctors applied for permission to separate the twins which would be followed by the inevitable death of one of them. The . .
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Updated: 16 May 2022; Ref: scu.213668