Don"t let doctors kill him: Family"s plea in legal battle with hospital over "death pathway"

Don't let doctors kill him: Family's plea in legal battle with hospital over 'death pathway' David James, 68, has suffered a host of health problems including pneumonia, a stroke, and a heart attackThe musician's family has accused the hospital treating him of secretly placing him on the Liverpool Care Pathway The unidentified hospital – which denies the claim – has launched a rare legal bid to withdraw Mr James' treatmentThe trust has argued the medication is causing the patient distress that is out of proportion to his limited chances of recovery | UPDATED: 01:55 GMT, 6 December 2012 A hospital was yesterday accused of secretly placing a 68-year-old musician on the Liverpool Care Pathway after launching a court battle against his family. David James was admitted to hospital with constipation last May but contracted pneumonia and had to be transferred to intensive care. The married grandfather has remained there since, suffering severe infections, the near failure of his kidneys, a stroke and a heart attack