Parents Lose Appeal: 12-Year-Old Can Be Removed From Life Sustaining Treatment

(CNA) – The parents of 12-year-old Archie Battersbee have lost an appeal against a decision to remove their son from life support.

The U.K. Court of Appeal judges ruled on July 25 that the youngster could be disconnected from a ventilator.

On April 7, 2022, Archie was found unconscious at his home in Essex, England. His mother, Hollie Dance, believed that he may have been attempting an online challenge.

Archie is in the Royal London Hospital, where specialists attempted to carry out brain stem function tests. However, Archie did not respond to a peripheral nerve stimulation test, which precedes a brain stem function test. CONTINUE