Parents of terminally-ill British toddler lose court appeal
Parents of terminally-ill British toddler lose court appeal
Judges have also approved a plan for withdrawing treatment and bringing Alfie’s life to an end
21 April, 2018, 06:20
Mr Tom Evans and Ms Kate James had made an application to the Supreme Court to have the case re-examined after exhausting all other legal appeals for their 23-month-old son Alfie Evans, who is being treated at a hospital in Liverpool, northwest England.
Baroness Hale of Richmond said that it was the view of doctors at Alder Hey Children's Hospital, Liverpool, that nearly all of the 23-month-old boy's brain had been destroyed.
Tom Evans and Kate James were seeking to overturn a court order directing Alder Hey Children's hospital in Liverpool to remove their son's ventilator.
A plan to withdraw treatment and bring the life of a terminally ill United Kingdom toddler to an end has been approved by the Supreme Court, after the boy's parents lost the latest stage of their legal battle over his life support.
The toddler's parents said they'll appeal the decision.
They said a person unable to move because of measures taken in a hospital intensive care unit to keep them alive was not being "deprived of liberty".
Save Alfie Evans! Tell the hospital to let his parents take him home. His parents had petitioned the courts for permission to take him overseas for further medical treatment, and even approached Pope Francis for support. But doctors said his condition was irreversible.
THE PARENTS of Liverpool toddler Alfie Evans have lost the latest round of their legal battle as they bid to bring their son to Italy for treatment.
Alfie's father, Thomas Evans, met with Francis before the pope's general audience and asked him to make a public appeal about the value of life.
The last reason from the ruling by Supreme Court president Lady Hale Lord Kerr and Lord Wilson
But Mr Justice Hayden said flying Alfie to a foreign hospital would be wrong and pointless.
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