The High Court of London he has also just rejected the latest petition put forward by the twelve-year-old’s parents Archie Battersbeewho were asking to obtain the transfer of the child to a hospice near homein Essex, to grant him – in the words of his mother Hollie – a “more dignified and peaceful death”.
According to the media, following the decision of the Court, the process for the detachment of the 12-year-old Englishman Archie Battersbee from the machines that keep him alive from 7 April, after a domestic accident that reduced him to a vegetative state and in a a condition defined by doctors as “highly probable” brain cell death is expected in the next few hours at the Royal London Hospital in White Chapel, in the east of the British capital.
The parents had requested the transfer of Archie, but the judge in charge of ruling nevertheless denied this possibility, accepting once again the contrary opinion of the doctors: according to the latter, any transshipment – even short – would have entailed “significant risks” of a Archie’s uncontrolled demise, given his “unstable” condition, and it would not have been “in his best interest.” In theory, however, parents can still try the path of requesting a further appeal on this specific point.
Last updated: Friday 5 August 2022, 18:10
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