UK boy dies after court allows devices to be turned off

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A boy British A 12-year-old with irreversible brain damage at the center of a legal battle over whether to continue his life support system died Saturday after a hospital stopped treatment, his family said.

Archie Battersbee’s parents have unsuccessfully appealed to Britain’s highest courts and the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) against the end of life support.

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They also failed to persuade the courts to allow them to transfer Archie to a hospice medical facility to die.

Doctors who treat Archie in a hospital London they said that continuing on life support would not have been in the best interest of him, and that taking the boy to a palliative care unit could have made his situation worse.

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The boy had been unconscious since he suffered an injury at the family home in Essex, east London, in April.

“I am the proudest mother in the world, such a beautiful little boy, and he fought to the end,” Archie’s mother Hollie Dance told reporters outside the hospital.

Source: CNN Brasil

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