Nigerian father loses court case to keep brain damaged son alive

544, Lanre Haastrup

“Judgement will be handed down on Tuesday. Please!!please!! (sic) pray for favourable judgement for Isaiah. Amen,”   Mr. Lanre Haastrup whose 11-month old boy, Isiah, has been on life-support as a result of having brain damage posted on his Facebook page last Thursday., Lanre Haastrup
Takesha and Lanre

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However, it turned out that Haastrup’s prayer was not answered as the court ruled against his wish and that of Isaiah’s mother Takesha Thomas to have the boy remained on life support.

The doctors at King’s College Hospital in London where Isaiah had been in intensive care had said giving further intensive care treatment to 11-month-old Isaiah Haastrup is ‘futile, burdensome and not in his best interests’. They wanted the go-ahead to provide only palliative care.

A judge has ruled that doctors can stop providing life support treatment.

Mr Justice MacDonald announced his decision in Birmingham after analysing evidence at a trial in the Family Division of the High Court.

Mr Haastrup said after the ruling: ‘We will be speaking to the lawyers to see what they say. Of course, one is disappointed.’

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