Charlie Gard’s parents walk out of hearing on treatment options

Charlie Gard’s parents walk out of hearing on treatment options ^ | 7/13/17 | itv

Posted on 7/13/2017, 2:31:01 PM by ColdOne

The parents of terminally-ill baby Charlie Gard have walked out of a High Court hearing to decide if he should undergo treatment.

Charlie’s father Chris Gard stood up and said: “I thought this was supposed to be independent,” as the couple left the courtroom about two hours into today’s hearing.

Mr Gard and his partner Connie Yates are arguing they should be allowed to take give experimental treatment to their 11-month-old for a severe degenerative genetic disorder.

Specialists at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) in London, where Charlie is being cared for, say that Charlie has already suffered catastrophic brain damage and there is no prospect for any meaningful recovery.

They say further treatment may cause him pain and that life-support keeping Charlie alive should be stopped.

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