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Judge rules not to resuscitate baby despite some improvement

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: (Published 03 February 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:274
  1. Clare Dyerlegal, correspondent
  1. BMJ

    BMJ Clare Dyerlegal correspondent

    The parents of Charlotte Wyatt, a 15 month old brain damaged baby at the centre of a battle over treatment to prolong her life, failed last week in their attempt to persuade a High Court judge to lift his earlier order authorising doctors not to ventilate her if her condition worsens.

    Darren and Debbie Wyatt had asked Mr Justice Hedley to suspend the order pending a hearing before Easter in which they hope to persuade him to lift it altogether on the grounds that her condition has …

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