Parents of Alfie Evans apply to take son’s case back to supreme court – The Guardian

Posted April 18th, 2018 in appeals, children, consent, medical treatment, news, Supreme Court by sally

‘The parents of a 23-month-old boy at the centre of a life-support treatment battle have applied to the supreme court to appeal against a ruling that treatment should be removed from the child.’

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The Guardian, 17th April 2018

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Alfie Evans case: Court rules against parents again – BBC News

Posted April 17th, 2018 in appeals, children, detention, medical treatment, news, parental rights by tracey

‘The parents of terminally ill toddler Alfie Evans have lost their latest legal battle. Tom Evans and Kate James asked Court of Appeal judges to rule that the 23-month-old should be allowed to receive treatment in Italy.’

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BBC News, 16th April 2018

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Alfie Evans: Toddler’s parents launch new legal challenge – BBC News

Posted April 13th, 2018 in appeals, children, consent, medical treatment, news by tracey

‘The parents of a terminally ill toddler who has been at the centre of a life-support treatment battle are set to mount another legal challenge. Tom Evans and Kate James are preparing to ask Court of Appeal judges to allow 23-month-old Alfie Evans to continue to receive treatment.’

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BBC News, 13th April

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High court judge backs end-of-life care plan for toddler on life support – The Guardian

‘A high court judge has endorsed an end-of-life care plan for a 23-month-old boy who has been at the centre of a life-support treatment legal battle.’

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The Guardian, 11th April 2018

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Alfie Evans ‘about to be murdered’, says father after court defeat – The Guardian

Posted March 29th, 2018 in children, euthanasia, human rights, medical treatment, news, trials by tracey

‘The father of seriously-ill Alfie Evans said his son had been “failed disgracefully by the system” after losing a last-ditch legal bid at the European court of human rights.’

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The Guardian, 29th March 2018

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Theresa May refuses to intervene over man’s £54,000 NHS cancer bill – The Guardian

Posted March 23rd, 2018 in cancer, immigration, medical treatment, news, passports by tracey

‘Theresa May has refused to intervene in the case of Albert Thompson, the London cancer patient asked to pay £54,000 for treatment despite having lived in the UK for 44 years, as it emerged that there could be tens of thousands of people in a similarly uncertain immigration position.’

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The Guardian, 22nd May 2018

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Alfie Evans: Supreme Court rejects life support appeal – BBC News

Posted March 21st, 2018 in appeals, children, consent, medical treatment, news, Supreme Court by tracey

‘The parents of terminally ill Alfie Evans have been refused permission to appeal to the Supreme Court over a decision to withdraw his life support.’

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BBC News, 20th March 2018

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Deprivation of liberty and administration of medication by a local authority to a child – Zenith Chambers

‘Local Government analysis: Louise McCallum, barrister, and Emily Ross, pupil barrister, both of Zenith Chambers, Leeds, consider the case of T (A Child: Care Order: Beyond Parental Control: Deprivation of Liberty: Authority to Administer Medication), which dealt with issues of deprivation of liberty and administration of medication by a local authority to a child.’

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Zenith Chambers, 1st March 2018

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Parental consent to medical treatment – Family Law

Posted March 13th, 2018 in consent, medical treatment, news, parental rights, reports by sally

‘Last month the Government published a report on how it makes decisions about which vaccines to fund. For a long time, charities and campaigners have been lobbying for this report to be published. It also follows calls for greater transparency about why a vaccine to protect children against Meningitis B was not made more widely available and an 820,000 signature petition calling for all children to be vaccinated following the death of 2-year-old Faye Burdett in 2016, who was not offered the vaccine because she was ‘too old’.’

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Family Law, 9th March 2018

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Burdens of proof, res ipsa loquitur and experts’ joint statements: Saunders v Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust [2018] EWHC 343 (QB) – Zenith PI

‘Two discrete procedural points arise out of Yip J’s decision in Saunders v Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust [2018] EWHC 343 (QB). They restate principles which are of considerable practical significance for those preparing and litigating civil claims.’

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Zenith PI, 6th March 2018

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Appeal court upholds ruling on Alfie Evans life support – The Guardian

Posted March 7th, 2018 in appeals, children, consent, medical treatment, news by sally

‘The parents of a seriously ill 21-month-old boy have lost the latest stage of a legal fight to keep him on life support.’

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The Guardian, 6th March 2018

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European court rejects appeal in Isaiah Haastrup life support case – The Guardian

Posted March 7th, 2018 in appeals, birth, children, consent, human rights, medical treatment, news by sally

‘An 11th-hour appeal to European court judges by the father of the profoundly brain-damaged baby Isaiah Haastrup to try to prevent doctors from withdrawing his son’s life-sustaining treatment has failed.’

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The Guardian, 6th March 2018

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Duty of care owed by the MOJ to serving prisoners limited to matters arising out of their custody – Zenith PI

Posted March 5th, 2018 in duty of care, health, human rights, medical treatment, negligence, news, prisons by tracey

‘Benius Razumas v Ministry of Justice [2018] EWHC 215 (QB): In this case the claimant claimed damages from the MoJ for personal arising from clinical negligence and breach of his rights under ECHR art.3.’

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Zenith PI, 2nd March 2018

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Seriously sick child and distraught parents – where to draw the line – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted February 27th, 2018 in children, human rights, medical treatment, news by tracey

‘Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust v Evans, James and Alfie Evans (a child by his guardian Cafcass Legal) [2018] EWHC 308 (Fam). This was an application by the hospital for a declaration to allow their doctors to withdraw life support from a 19 month old child, Alfie. He suffers from a progressive, ultimately fatal neurodegenerative condition, probably a mitochondrial disorder. His epileptic seizures have not been brought under control by anti-convulsant treatment. The evidence before the court was that even if these seizures were to end, his brain is “entirely beyond recovery”. However caused, his neural degeneration is both “catastrophic and untreatable”.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 26th February 2018

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Inmates receive payouts of £2m for poor healthcare amid ‘unprecedented pressures’ in prisons – The Independent

Posted February 27th, 2018 in compensation, medical treatment, negligence, news, prisons by tracey

‘Inmates have been paid close to £2m in compensation for poor healthcare behind bars since 2010 amid mounting concern over the scale of the crisis gripping Britain’s prisons.’

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The Independent, 26th February 2018

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Court to hear case of banker kept alive against family’s wishes – The Guardian

Posted February 26th, 2018 in consent, families, hospitals, medical treatment, news, Supreme Court by tracey

‘The case of an investment banker who suffered severe brain damage following a heart attack will be heard by the supreme court on Monday in a test of whether judges need to authorise the withdrawal of life support treatment.’

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The Guardian, 25th February 2018

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Alfie Evans: Appeal against ending life support – BBC News

Posted February 22nd, 2018 in appeals, children, medical treatment, news by sally

‘The family of a seriously ill boy is to appeal against a High Court ruling allowing doctors to switch off his life-support.’

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BBC News, 22nd February 2018

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Parents lose legal fight to keep Liverpool toddler on life support – The Guardian

Posted February 21st, 2018 in children, consent, medical treatment, news by tracey

‘The parents of a seriously ill 20-month-old boy have lost a legal fight to keep their son alive after a judge ruled that further treatment would harm his “future dignity”.’

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The Guardian, 20th February 2018

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Isaiah Haastrup father to appeal over decision to end life support – The Guardian

Posted February 7th, 2018 in appeals, birth, children, consent, medical treatment, news by tracey

‘The father of a boy with brain damage is preparing an appeal against a high court ruling allowing doctors to stop providing life support for his 11-month-old son.’

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The Guardian, 6th February 2018

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Life sustaining treatment – whose decision? – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted February 1st, 2018 in children, doctors, human rights, medical treatment, news, parental rights by tracey

‘Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust v Thomas and others [2018] EWHC 127 (Fam). Parental love is to be cherished by society, particularly when a child is sick. But the “flattering voice of hope” is not always in best interests of the object of that love. So concluded MacDonald J in a recent ruling which has attracted considerable media attention.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 31st January 2018

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