US News Judge rules against more life-support treatment for baby Charlie Gard

16:51  11 april  2017
16:51  11 april  2017 Source:   Press Association

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A baby at the centre of a life support treatment dispute is “extremely unwell” and is likely to be feeling pain, a high court judge has been told. Specialists at Great Ormond Street hospital in London think it is time to stop providing life support treatment to Charlie Gard , who is nearly eight months old.

Charlie Gard suffers from a rare genetic condition and has brain damage (Family handout/PA): Charlie Gard court case © PA PICTURE DESK Charlie Gard court case

Doctors can withdraw life-support treatment from a baby with a rare genetic condition against his parents' wishes, a High Court judge has ruled.

There was a scream of 'no' in the court as the decision about eight-month-old Charlie Gard's care was announced by Mr Justice Francis, who had analysed evidence over three days and had visited the child at Great Ormond Street Hospital.

Specialists at the hospital in London think it is time to stop providing life support treatment for Charlie.

Doctors say the boy, who suffers from a rare genetic condition and has brain damage, should move to a palliative care regime.

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The parents of a sick baby at the centre of a High Court battle over life support treatment are waiting for a judge ’s ruling . Specialists at Great Ormond Street Hospital in London think it is time to stop providing life support for eight-month-old Charlie Gard .

Doctors treating a sick baby have told a High Court judge that his life support treatment should be stopped. Specialists say eight-month-old Charlie Gard is largely unable to move and has significant irreversible brain damage.

But Charlie's parents, who are both in their early 30s, disagree.

Postman Chris Gard and Connie Yates, of Bedfont, west London, want to be allowed to take him to a hospital in the US for a treatment trial.

Mr Justice Francis ruled that life-support treatment should stop after analysing evidence at a hearing in the Family Division of the High Court in London.

Charlie, who was born on August 4, 2016, has a form of mitochondrial disease, a condition which causes progressive muscle weakness and brain damage.

His parents launched an appeal on the GoFundMe website two months ago, saying they needed £1.2 million to fund treatment.

They reached their target on Sunday and more than 80,000 people have donated money.

Giving his ruling, Mr Justice Francis said he had made the decision with the "heaviest of hearts" but with "complete conviction" for Charlie's best interests.

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