Doctors ‘can stop treatment’ to Charlie Gard, judges rule | London


Doctors can stop providing life-support treatment to sick baby Charlie Gard, Court of Appeal judges have ruled.

Chris Gard and Connie Yates want nine-month-old Charlie Gard, who suffers from a rare genetic condition and has brain damage, to undergo a therapy trial.

Specialists at Great Ormond Street Hospital in London, where Charlie is being cared for, say therapy proposed by a doctor in America is experimental and will not help. They say life-support treatment should stop.

Mr Justice Francis concluded that life-support treatment should end and said Charlie should be allowed die with dignity.

Richard Gordon QC, who led Charlie’s parents’ legal team, told appeal judges that the case raised serious legal issues.


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