Removal of respiratory support for child in minimally conscious state

Friday 29 July 2016

Re A (A Child) [2016] EWCA Civ 759, 13 July 2016. The Court of Appeal upheld the first instance decision that it was in A’s best interests to remove respiratory support.

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Re A (A Child) [2016] EWCA Civ 759, 13 July 2016

The Court of Appeal upheld the first instance decision that it was in A’s best interests to remove respiratory support.

A, aged two years and eight months old, had suffered a brain injury in a car crash. He was in a minimally conscious state with no awareness of surroundings or response to stimuli.

The full judgment is available here.

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