Alfie Evans case
Alfie James Evans
9 May 2016
|Died||28 April 2018|
(aged 1 year 11 months)
The medical team and the child's parents disagreed about whether to keep Evans' life support or to remove it, resulting in a legal battle.
On 19 December 2017, Alder Hey applied to the High Court to withdraw parental rights from Alfie's parents and to withdraw ventilation. The High Court ruled in favour of the hospital on 20 February 2018.
The ventilatory support was removed on 23 April 2018 following a series of unsuccessful appeals from Alfie's family. Alfie continued to breathe naturally after the removal of his breathing tube. He died on 28 April 2018 at the age of 1.
References[change | change source]
- Sawer, Patrick (25 April 2018). "Alfie Evans's father threatened private murder prosecution against doctors treating the toddler". telegraph.co.uk.
- "Timeline: The fight to keep Alfie Evans alive".
- "Legal battle toddler Alfie Evans dies". 28 April 2018 – via www.bbc.com.