1. Where there is a duty under a contract to act : Medical cases : What was held in the case of Bland?
- The doctors were allowed to stop feeding him because it was in the patients best interest.
- HL refused this request declaring that he would not be immune from prosecution
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2. Pre-existing condition: What caused the women to die?
- Argument, mental exertion and posion
- Argument, physical exertion and fright
- Argument, physical exertion and poison
- Argument, mental exertion and fright
3. Thin skull rule: what happened in R v Blaue 1975?
- D stabbed v, v dies as she refused medical treatment due to her religion
- Fell asleep with a cigarette lit and set the mattress on fire, he failed to get help.
- D was a doctor charged with the murder of a terminally ill patient.
4. What is said in Kimsey?
- D's original act makes a more than minimal contribution to the consequence
- It was only in the most extraordinary and unusual medical cases that medical treatment would break the chain
- If her life were cut short by weeks or months it was just as much murder as if it were cut short by years
5. '_____ ____' is when some crimes are committed if D does a certain act, regardless of the consequence e.g strict liability.
- Conduct crimes
- Consequence crimes
- Circumstance crimes
- Crimes committed by omission