Brain damaged baby dies after court rules that his ventilator may be turned off

BMJ 2009; 338 doi: (Published 24 March 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b1249
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1BMJ

    A chronically ill 9 month old boy at the centre of a battle between his parents and doctors died last week after judges ruled that he should be taken off the ventilator keeping him alive.

    The baby, who was known only as OT to protect his identity, died after two judges in the Court of Appeal in London last week upheld a ruling by a High Court judge that it was in his best interests to be allowed …

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