US Doctor Allowed To Examine Charlie Gard In Ongoing Case

Charlie Gard’s parents storm out of Wednesday court hearing

Charlie Gard’s parents storm out of Wednesday court hearing

Another success for the parents is that the meeting will be attended by Dr Michio Hirano, professor of neurology at Columbia University Medical Centre in NY.

Professor Hirano, who contacted the Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital at the request of President Donald Trump's team in the White House, believes that a pioneering experimental therapy which he has used to treat children with conditions similar to Charlie's, stands "small but significant" of improving his brain function.

The Charlie Gard GoFundMe page was set up by the tragic tot's parents to raise money to take him to the U.S. for the pioneering treatment.

"Two global hospitals and their researchers have communicated to us as late as the last 24 hours that they have fresh evidence about their proposed experimental treatment", a hospital spokesman said, according to the BBC.

Speaking on behalf of "the entire family and their supporters", spokesman Alasdair Seton-Marsden said their attention had been drawn to "certain threats" against the judiciary, barristers representing Great Ormond Street, and against doctors and nurses at the hospital.

Charlie's parents said they were anxious publicity might put pressure on Dr Hirano.

Charlie's parents Chris Gard and Connie Yates want the judge to rule the 11-month-old, who suffers from a rare genetic condition and has brain damage, should be allowed to undergo a therapy trial overseen by Dr Hirano in NY.

Charlie's parents, Chris Gard and Connie Yates, have been in a bitter legal battle with the hospital to keep him alive.

The couple say there is new evidence and want Mr Justice Francis, who in April ruled in favour of Great Ormond Street and said Charlie should be allowed to die with dignity, to carry out a fresh analysis of their case.

He testified on Thursday that Charlie has a 10 percent chance of improving with experimental treatment available in the U.S. The judge ruled he could meet with Charlie's doctor's to discuss his case.

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The petition was launched by Americans United for Life - which has helped Charlie's parents with medical and legal questions. Charlie's mother, Connie Yates, fought to attend and was given permission - even though it would not normally be allowed.

Francis offered a reassuring word, saying: "I understand you walking out because it is a desperate situation".

"We said he's not suffering and not in pain", Yates yelled.

The US Christian community has also come out fighting for the baby to be given the chance of treatment in the US.

Great Ormond Street Hospital argues experimental treatment in America won't help and may cause suffering for Charlie.

"If they judge that a court and hospital officials can usurp parental rights and strip loving and caring parents of their right to make decisions for their child's future, their destiny, and their health, then we begin to unravel as a society and culture", he said. Specialist doctors believe his life support systems should be turned off.

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Charlie Gard's parents disagree with Britain's most famous children's hospital on how best to care for the 11-month old who has a rare genetic condition and has brain damage.

"GOSH seem to want to exclude the parents at every stage", he added.

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