Critically Ill Baby Charlie Gard’s Parents Back in Court

A British judge has said the parents of critically ill baby Charlie Gard can present new evidence at upcoming hearings to determine his fate.

Judge Nicholas Francis, who has overseen the latest round of hearings in the case at London’s High Court, said Friday that parents Chris Gard and Connie Yates could present evidence in full-day hearings early next week.

He said the evidence must be new and relevant to the case.

The 11-month-old’s parents have been engaged in a legal battle to give Charlie, who suffers from mitochondrial depletion syndrome and cannot breathe unaided, an experimental treatment.

They believe the treatment, which has never been tested on a human with Charlie’s exact condition, could restore his muscular and brain functions.

Previous courts, including the European Court of Human Rights, have sided with Great Ormond Street Hospital, where Charlie is currently being treated. The hospital said the treatment would cause…



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