Sunday, 28 July 2013

Liverpool Care Pathway - A Chemical Cosh

This is surely a breach of this man's human rights. It should not be for this man's family to bring this case to court. There is a duty upon the authorities to act.

This is Mail Online 

This man was assaulted with a chemical cosh containing Lorazepam, Diazepam, Zopiclone and Tramadol. This man has a name, Mr. Peter Ryley, a 76 year old grandfather.

This took place in a British hospital.

The CEO, Peter Homa, at the Queen's Medical Centre University Hospital has apologised. He is the man in charge. He should be charged. 

Legal compensation expert Philip Needham has discussed the use of the Fatal Accidents Act in the context of the LCP.

Mr. Homa should be charged under the Fatal Accidents Act and the ECHR, signed into UK law in 1998.

The 1950 European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) is a binding international agreement that the UK helped draft and has sought to comply with for over half a century.


The High Contracting Parties shall secure to everyone within their jurisdiction the rights and freedoms defined in Section I of this Convention.



  1. Everyone's right to life shall be protected by law. No one shall be deprived of his life intentionally save in the execution of a sentence of a court following his conviction of a crime for which this penalty is provided by law.
  2. Deprivation of life shall not be regarded as inflicted in contravention of this article when it results from the use of force which is no more than absolutely necessary:
    • (a) in defence of any person from unlawful violence;
    • (b) in order to effect a lawful arrest or to prevent escape of a person lawfully detained;
    • (c) in action lawfully taken for the purpose of quelling a riot or insurrection.


Everyone whose rights and freedoms as set forth in this Convention are violated shall have an effective remedy before a national authority notwithstanding that the violation has been committed by persons acting in an official capacity.

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