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Sick baby's treatment 'should continue', High Court told

From BBC - November 10, 2017

A mother and father are fighting a High Court battle to stop their eight-month-old son's life support being switched off.

Isaiah Hasstrup is brain damaged and dependent on a ventilator to keep him alive at King's College Hospital, London.

Doctors said giving him further treatment is "futile, burdensome and not in his best interests".

But father Lanre Hasstrup and mother Takesha Thomas want it to continue.

Isaiah was born with a severe brain injury believed to have been caused by oxygen deprivation.

Doctors do not think there are any "further investigations or forms of treatment" which would benefit him, the hospital's barrister Fiona Paterson said.

'No violence'

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