Charlie Gard case sparks harassment concerns as doctors at unnamed trust in the Midlands seek to turn off life support Bosses at an NHS hospital trust who wanted to stop providing life-support treatment to a brain-damaged baby boy recently won an anonymity fight after telling a high court judge that medics might be harassed by members of the public. Show More Summary
Readers here may recall the infamous Charlie Gard case earlier this year. Charlie was a terminally ill baby with a progressive and terminal genetic disease. Charlie’s parents wanted to take their boy to a specialist in the US, but was refused permission by the hospital, later supported by a judge. Show More Summary
I am delighted (and somewhat amazed) to report that I have won the UK Bar Council’s print and on-line Legal Reporting Award for my piece on the tragic Charlie Gard case last July. The piece was first published as a blog post here and the Sunday Times published an updated version that weekend here. Show More Summary
For American conservatives, Britain’s NHS is an antiquated Orwellian dystopia. For Brits, even those who don’t love the NHS, American conservatives are better suited to spaghetti westerns, such as Fistful of Dollars, than reality. The twain is unlikely to meet after the recent press surrounding Charlie Gard, the infant, now deceased, with a rare, fatal […]
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There is a lesson to learn somewhere in the debate last month about the unfortunate circumstance of British baby Charlie Gard. Charlie was born with an inherited (yet) incurable disease that left him on a ventilator, blind and deaf. The government wanted to dictate his care in spite of the fact that his parents raised […]
Still in mourning, Charlie Gard’s mother is helping another British family as they fight to give their very ill son a chance at life. Alfie Evans has been in a coma since December, but doctors are not sure exactly why, the Liverpool Echo reports. Tom Evans and Kate James said their 15-month-old son has an […]
In late July, Charlie Gard, the baby stricken with the rare and typically fatal genetic disorder known as Mitochondrial DNA Depletion Syndrome, died. Charlie was at the center of a legal battle between his parents and the British healthcare system over who ultimately had the authority to decide if, and when, to remove the infant’s […]
Charlie Gard was a one-year-old boy who had a rare genetic disease leaving him blind, comatose, and unable to breathe on his own. This metabolic disorder can be fatal and has no known cure. Charlie’s parents wanted him treated with experimental drugs in the hope that a miracle would happen. As reported in the press, the British […]
'It was love at first sight.'
Charlie Gard Foundation, named for boy who died after long legal battle, will aim to help other children with rare illnesses The parents of Charlie Gard, the 11-month-old boy who died last month after a long legal battle, have said they...Show More Summary
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Charlie Gard's mother shares details of her baby's life and the fight for an experimental treatment.
Before she gave birth to her son, Charlie Gard, Connie Yates spent most of her time caring for people with severe disabilities. In a column for Now to Love, Yates said she saw at work how doctors sometimes were wrong and gave up on patients too soon. It’s one of the reasons why she and […]
Another British family is fighting for the life of their severely ill son after they say King’s College Hospital failed to act quickly enough to provide care for him. Baby Isaiah Haastrup suffered brain damage while his mother experienced labor complications in February at the British hospital, according to Southwark News. His parents, Lanre Haastrup […]
The British National Health Service will pay to have a seriously ill baby flown to the United States for medical treatment, not long after it denied the same service to Charlie Gard. The Telegraph reports 7-month-old infant Oliver Cameron suffers from a rare heart tumor called a cardiac fibroma. Medical experts in the U.S. have […]
'Through sobs, Chris and I marveled at how beautiful our son was.'
A health care worker who helped to treat Charlie Gard defended the hospital’s decisions about his life and death in a column for the Guardian this weekend. The medical worker, whose name remains anonymous, claimed the British infant suffered by being kept alive during a political soap opera about his treatment. The staffer slammed supporters […]
For the first time, Charlie Gard’s parents shared details this week about their last moments with their son before he died. The British infant died on July 28 after his life support was removed, following a lengthy court battle between his parents and hospital. He would have turned 1 year old on Aug. 4. His […]
For parents of incurably ill children, the death of a British baby evoked memories of their own search for treatment and answers where often few existed.