london - US neurologist Michio Hirano will investigate the deadly British boy Charlie Gard this week. That has been announced by PA's press office on Friday with a reference to a hearing in the London court.
In appeal proceedings, the court must determine if new expertise suspends justification from the earlier judgment that it is medically meaningless to keep the eleven-month-old baby alive. According to Sky News, the ruling is 25 July.
Hirano, professor at Columbia University in New York, is expected Monday at the Great Ormond Street Hospital, where Charlie is located. He previously estimated the chance that the child would benefit from an experimental therapy of 10 percent. The doctors who have treated the baby so far do not believe that he can still be helped because he has already suffered irreparable brain damage. They gave him a worthy death.
Charly's parents, who, because of a rare genetic aberration, can not be self-reliant and presumably painful, decided to make every effort to provide their son with the thinnest straw. They collected more than one million euros to allow treatment in the US.