David James: Family"s fury after hospital wins legal battle to let grandfather, 69, die if illness deteriorates

They've sentenced Dad to death: Family's fury after hospital wins legal battle to let grandfather, 69, die if illness deterioratesDavid James, 69, contracted pneumonia during a hospital visit and has been bedridden sinceHis wife May and daughter Julie lost landmark High Court battle last week Local hospital have been allowed to put the retired musician on the Liverpool Care Pathway if his health deteriorates | UPDATED: 10:40 GMT, 29 December 2012 'Smashing': David James's standard comment on his health may not last long Last night, as she has done every night for the past eight months, May James visited her husband in hospital and asked him how he was. Despite the fact he breathes via a ventilator and, since undergoing a tracheotomy (the surgical opening of an airway in the neck), can speak only in a whisper or mouth the words, his response was typically cheery