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Archie Battersbee: 12-year-old boy dies hours after hospital ends life support against parents' wishes.



Archie Battersbee: 12-year-old boy dies hours after hospital ends life support against parents' wishes.


In the UK, a 12-year-old kid was declared legally capable of being taken off life support following a protracted court fight that resulted in his death.

Twelve-year-old Archie Battersbee passed away on Saturday about midday in a London hospital, around two hours after his medical care was stopped. Since being discovered unresponsive at the family's house on April 7, little Archie has remained in a coma.


Tom's oldest brother Archie's fiancรฉe, Ella Carter, stated the family saw the boy's dying moments.

She reported, "He turned blue totally." "Watching a family member or a kid suffocate lacks all sense of dignity. We shouldn't ever have to experience what our family has. It is brutal.

The issue involving Battersby became the most recent court dispute that pitted parental wishes against medical advice.

Archie should be allowed to pass away, according to the medical staff at the Royal London Hospital. They fought to stop the medical interventions that kept him alive, such as artificial breathing, drugs to control his body functions, and round-the-clock nursing care.

Theis stated in her ruling that "their unwavering love and commitment to Archie judge a golden thread that goes through this case. "I hope now that Archie can be given the chance to die in peace, with the family who meant so much to him as he plainly did to them," the author said. The European Court of Human Rights turned down a request to weigh in on the matter.

The case is a continuation of a hotly contested issue in the UK over how such instances should be handled and whether or not the court should have any influence in the matter.

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