Tests show parts of Archie Battersbee's brain is dead, court told

6/6/2022 7:00:00 PM

A court considers the case of a 12-year-old who is on life support in hospital.

A court considers the case of a 12-year-old who is on life support in hospital.

A court considers the case of Archie Battersbee, 12, who is on life support in hospital.

Image caption, Archie Battersbee was found unconscious at his home in Essex on 7 April Test results on a boy with brain damage who is at the centre of a life-support dispute show parts of his brain have died, a High Court judge has been told.Image caption, Archie Battersbee was found unconscious at his home in Essex on 7 April Test results on a boy with brain damage who is at the centre of a life-support dispute may be "very hard to bear", a High Court judge has been told.Image caption, Archie Battersbee was found unconscious at his home in Essex on 7 April Test results on a boy with brain damage who is at the centre of a life-support dispute may be "very hard to bear", a High Court judge has been told., have asked Mrs Justice Arbuthnot to decide what moves are in Archie’s best interests.

Archie Battersbee, 12, was found unconscious at his home in Southend, Essex, on 7 April.Specialists at the Royal London Hospital in east London said his life-support treatment should end.Specialists at the Royal London Hospital in east London believed it was "highly likely" he was dead and said his life support treatment should end.Archie's parents, Hollie Dance and Paul Battersbee, disagree, with his mum saying he was "still in there".Archie's parents, Hollie Dance and Paul Battersbee, disagree.A specialist, who cannot be named, told Mrs Justice Arbuthnot that the lower part of Archie's brain stem was significantly damaged and the upper part was also damaged.Barrister Fiona Paterson, who is leading the legal team for Barts Health NHS Trust - the trust that governs the hospital in Whitechapel, indicated that further scans had been carried out.He said Archie's prognosis was "very grave" and told the judge that the youngster's chances of recovery were "very low".Barrister Fiona Paterson, who is leading Barts Health NHS Trust’s legal team, asked the specialist if scans showed that parts of Archie’s brain and spinal cord had died and were decaying.

Image source, Hollie Dance Image caption, Archie pictured with his mother Hollie Dance, who has asked for more time to allow her son to recover He said there had been no improvement since scans were taken in mid-April, but there were signs of deterioration."[A doctor has said] that very sadly Archie's digestive system is no longer absorbing nourishment properly as a result of his brain injury."[A doctor has said] that very sadly Archie's digestive system is no longer absorbing nourishment properly as a result of his brain injury."I think Archie has sustained severe enough brain damage that a point of return is unlikely," he told the court.Barrister Fiona Paterson, who is leading the legal team for Barts Health NHS Trust, the trust that governs the hospital in Whitechapel, had earlier said the scan results may be "very hard to bear".His mother, Ms Dance believes he may have been taking part in an online challenge at the time.Mrs Justice Arbuthnot has heard that Archie suffered brain damage in an incident at home in early April..His mother, Ms Dance believes he may have been taking part in an online challenge at the time.” Mrs Justice Arbuthnot has heard that Archie suffered brain damage in an incident at home in early April.

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Scan results of brain-damaged Archie Battersbee may be 'hard to bear'A court considers the case of Archie Battersbee, 12, who is on life support in hospital. Alas. The kid is clearly dead. Since April? I thought usually these cases are decided in court after a vegetative state of over a year or two.

Scan results of brain-damaged Archie Battersbee may be 'hard to bear'A court considers the case of Archie Battersbee, 12, who is on life support in hospital. Alas. The kid is clearly dead. Since April? I thought usually these cases are decided in court after a vegetative state of over a year or two.

Parts of treatment battle boy’s brain have died, doctor tells judgeA specialist told Mrs Justice Arbuthnot that Archie Battersbee’s prognosis was ‘very grave’ and his chances of recovery ‘very low’. No idea who the child is This headline

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