Charlie Gard: US doctor meets with United Kingdom specialists treating terminally ill boy

Charlie Gard: US doctor meets with United Kingdom specialists treating terminally ill boy

Charlie Gard: US doctor meets with United Kingdom specialists treating terminally ill boy

A British consultant has criticised the "magic potion" treatment being offered by an American doctor who is flying to the United Kingdom tomorrow to examine Charlie Gard.

The New York-based neurologist claims there is a 10 per cent chance that his experimental treatment could improve muscle strength and bring a "small but significant" improvement to Charlie's brain function.

Tragic Charlie was born with mitochondrial DNA depletion syndrome, a rare and debilitating genetic condition that leaves sufferers severe mental and physical.

But Britain's courts have refused permission on the grounds it would prolong his suffering without a realistic prospect of it helping the 11-month-old child.

Specialists at Great Ormond Street say the therapy is experimental and will not help Charlie.

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The hospital said it remained the unanimous view of its doctors that withdrawal of ventilation and palliative care were all the hospital could offer Charlie.

As a result, a judge overseeing the latest stage of litigation has agreed that Charlies mum Connie can be present when experts meet to discuss Charlie's condition.

In a statement, the London hospital said it was "right to try" the experimental treatment prepared for Charlie by "two worldwide hospitals".

Charlie's parents, Chris Gard and Connie Yates, have raised £1.3 million (US$ 1.7 million) to take the baby to the USA for nucleoside therapy.

After a series of hearings and appeals in several courts, the European Court of Human Rights decided on June 30 not to intervene in the case, which upheld a British Supreme Court decision that the hospital could discontinue life support to Charlie and he could not be transferred.

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The couple, who are in their 30s and come from Bedfont, west London, want Mr Justice Francis to re-open the case in light of the new evidence.

Hirano's visit was organized during a court hearing last week after he testified the treatment was worth a try.

It has prompted a fierce debate around the world about medical ethics and whether the hospital treating the child or his parents should determine his fate. The hospital says Charlie should be allowed to die with dignity.

He is due to travel to London on Tuesday to examine Charlie.

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