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Baby with brain damage dies after parents run out of legal options

BMJ 2018; 360 doi: (Published 09 March 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;360:k1140
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. The BMJ

A profoundly brain damaged baby at the centre of a legal battle over the withdrawal of life support has died after his parents exhausted all possible legal avenues in a bid to keep him alive.

Doctors at Kings College Hospital in London took 12 month old Isaiah Haastrup off the ventilator at 1 pm on 7 March and he died shortly before 8 pm that evening. The day before, a last ditch …

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