US News Doctors told to continue Charlie Gard treatment

03:40  20 june  2017
03:40  20 june  2017 Source:   Sky News

Charlie Gard’s parents await decision from European Court of Human Rights

  Charlie Gard’s parents await decision from European Court of Human Rights The 10-month-old suffers from a rare genetic condition and has brain damage.Chris Gard and Connie Yates want 10-month-old Charlie Gard, who suffers from a rare genetic condition and has brain damage, to undergo a therapy trial in America.

Doctors have been told to continue providing treatment for three more weeks, to give judges at the European Court of Human Chris Gard and Connie Yates hope the judges in Strasbourg, France, will come to their aid. Image: Supporters of Charlie 's right to live have protested previous rulings.

By continuing , your consent is assumed. Learn more. News but not as you know it. Charlie Gard ’s parents lost their battle at the High Court today (Picture: Go fund me). Doctors can withdraw life-support treatment from a baby with a rare genetic condition against his parents’ wishes, a High Court

The parents of Charlie Gard have lost their appeal against a ruling which would allow doctors to withdraw life-support treatment. © Other The parents of Charlie Gard have lost their appeal against a ruling which would allow doctors to withdraw life-support treatment.

Terminally ill baby Charlie Gard will continue receiving treatment while judges deliberate on whether to let doctors turn off his life support.

Doctors have been told to continue providing treatment for three more weeks, to give judges at the European Court of Human Rights time to analyse the complex case.

Ten-month-old Charlie suffers from a rare genetic condition and brain damage, and is at the centre of a controversial court battle.

Parents Connie Yates and Chris Yard with their baby Charlie © N/A Parents Connie Yates and Chris Yard with their baby Charlie Specialists at Great Ormond Street Hospital think he has no chance of survival and want to end his life support treatment.

Terminally ill baby must be kept on life support

  Terminally ill baby must be kept on life support Terminally ill baby Charlie Gard should be kept on life support until at least next Monday, European judges have ruled. The parents of 10-month-old Charlie, who suffers from a rare genetic condition, would like him to be treated with a trial therapy called nucleoside in the United States. Chris Gard and Connie Yates, from Bedfont in West London, have asked judges at the European Court of Human Rights to examine the case after exhausting all legal avenues in the UK.

Chris Gard , right, and Connie Yates with their son Charlie Gard (PA). Strasbourg judges have told doctors in London to continue providing life-support treatment to Charlie until midnight on Tuesday to give them time to examine papers filed by his parents’ lawyers.

Barrister Victoria Butler-Cole, instructed by Charlie 's guardian, said continuing life-support treatment would not benefit Charlie but "prolong the process of dying". Charlie Gard : US doctor says therapy would be uncharted territory. 3 April 2017.

The boy's parents want to take him to the US for experimental therapy.

A High Court judge ruled against Charlie's family in April, a decision backed by the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court.

But the issue has now been escalated to the human rights court.

Chris Gard and Connie Yates hope the judges in Strasbourg, France, will come to their aid.

Supporters of the parents gathered outside the Supreme Court after their legal challenge was dismissed © PA Supporters of the parents gathered outside the Supreme Court after their legal challenge was dismissed A European Court of Human Rights spokeswoman said the case would get "priority".

"In light of the exceptional circumstances of this case, the court has already accorded it priority and will treat the application with the utmost urgency," she added.

Charlie has a severe mitochondrial condition and in January suffered what doctors describe as irreversible brain damage.

He has been in intensive care in hospital since October 2016.

'Charlie will die knowing he was loved' .
The parents of terminally ill baby Charlie Gard have said he will die "knowing he was loved by thousands" when his life support is turned off tomorrow. In a post on Facebook on Thursday, parents Chris Gard and Connie Yates said they were spending their "last precious hours" with their son.They wrote: "We're not allowed to choose if our son lives and we're not allowed to choose when or where Charlie dies. We and most importantly Charlie have been massively let down throughout this whole process. Charlie will die tomorrow knowing that he was loved by thousands...

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