High Court Fight Over Brain Damaged Five-Year-Old Begins

Tafida Raqeeb

(Aukland Mag) – A five-year-old girl who is in a “minimally conscious state” has begun a UK High Court fight for her rights under European Union free movement law.

Lawyers representing Tafida Raqeeb have told a High Court judge that hospital bosses in London have refused to allow her parents to move her to a hospital in Italy.

They told Mr Justice MacDonald that Tafida, who has serious brain damage, was being denied her right to free movement under European Union law. Tafida suffered a traumatic brain injury in February.

Doctors treating Tafida, who turned five on June 10, at the Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel say the damage is permanent and there is no chance of recovery. CONTINUE