Parents of disabled baby lose appeal against court order

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: (Published 01 September 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:472
  1. Owen Dyer
  1. London

    The parents of a severely disabled baby girl have lost their appeal against a court order allowing doctors not to resuscitate her in the case of respiratory arrest.

    Darren and Debbie Wyatt took the case of their 22 month old daughter, Charlotte, to the Court of Appeal last week in an attempt to overturn last October's High Court decision. This decision entitled doctors at St Mary's Hospital, Portsmouth, not to ventilate her if she stopped …

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