As might have been expected, commentators are now using “Charlie Gard” as an adjective to describe medical futility conflicts between parents and clinicians. One of the latest such cases involves 8-month-old Isaiah Haastrup.
Isaiah was both in February with severe brain injury from lack of oxygen. King’s College Hospital clinicians say that treatment is “futile, burdensome and not in his best interests.” Isaiah’s parents do not agree. The court will hear from independent experts in January 2018.