A brain-damaged baby at the centre of a life-support treatment fight will have a life of ‘value’ even if he remains severely disabled, a lawyer representing his parents has told a High Court judge.
The five-month-old boy’s case made headlines earlier this year when a judge was told how he had tried to breathe after doctors said he was dead.
Hospital bosses have asked Mr Justice Poole to decide what moves are in the boy’s best interests.
The judge finished overseeing the latest in a series of hearings in the Family Division of the High Court in London today, and said he would deliver a ruling tomorrow.
Specialists treating the boy, who is on a ventilator, say he has suffered a ‘catastrophic’ brain injury, has ‘no prospect’ of recovering and should be removed from the ventilator and given only palliative care.
A neurologist told the judge that the boy’s brain had ‘effectively died’.
But the boy’s parents, who are Muslims and of Bangladeshi origin, have urged the judge to give him more…