Parents fail to overturn ruling not to resuscitate babyBMJ 2005; 330 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.330.7498.985-b (Published 28 April 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:985
- Clare Dyer, legal correspondent
The parents of a terminally ill baby failed in the high court in London last week to persuade a judge to overturn an order he made six months ago allowing doctors to let her die if she stops breathing.
Darren and Debbie Wyatt vowed to appeal against Mr Justice Hedley's ruling that it would still not be in 18 month old Charlotte's best interests to ventilate and intubate her if she has a respiratory crisis, even though her condition has improved in the six months since he made the order.
Charlotte weighed less than 500 …