Charlie Gard Legal Hearing: Ultimate decision of Parents

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Charlie Gard
Charlie Gard

An eleven months old child from London has been suffering from some DNA disorder and he has reached almost to the door of Death. The bay boy Charli Gard has been under treatment in the Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) but recently the doctors have been declared that nothing new or ancient treatment will work on him. His brain is completely damaged and he is about to die. However, it is highly pathetic but it really is the bitter truth. His parents Chris Gard and Connie Yates who were seeking legal permission to pursue the treatment further now have given up. They decided to enjoy every bit of the living days of their beautiful baby.

From What Exactly Chari Gard is Suffering?

Charlie has the rarest genetically disorder namely as encephalopathic mitochondrial DNA depletion syndrome (MDDS). However, he seemed extremely fine during his birth but later the disease started to come in front. His brain was damaged and as a result, he was unable to move his hands and legs. However, the conditions have worsened. Now, he cannot even open his eyes. His kidney, liver and heart have been damaged. Very soon, he will stop breathing as well. It is not clear whether he can feel the pain or not. At this moment, he is breathing with life support technology. His condition is untreatable. A hospital from USA has offered him treatment and his parents also agreed to take him there. However, the GOSH doctors did not think that treatment is applicable for him. They also tried to treat him with nucleoside drug therapy but ultimately they called their decision off.

Timeline:

3 March 2017: Mr. Justice Francis analyzed the case at a hearing in the Family Division of the High Court in London.

11 April: Mr. Justice Francis declared that the doctors could switch off life-support treatment.

3 May: Chris Gard and Connie Yates ask Court of Appeal judges to re- consider the case.

23 May: Three Court of Appeal judges analyses the case.

25 May: Chris Gard and Connie Yates got their appealed dismissed.

8 June: Chris Gard and Connie Yates lose fight in the Supreme Court.

20 June: European Court of Human Rights starts to analyses the case after lawyers representing Chris Gard and Connie Yates made written submissions.

27 June: European Court of Human Rights refuses to intervene.

3 July: The Pope and US President Donald Trump offer to interfere.

4 July: The Vatican children’s hospital in Rome, offers to take in Charlie

7 July: Great Ormond Street Hospital applies for a fresh hearing at the High Court.

24 July: Chris Gard and Connie Yates end their legal fight to take him to the US for treatment.

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