Lerne Haastrup and Takesha Thomas do not accept advice of doctors to switch off ventilator

The parents of a brain-damaged baby will ask the high court on Monday to allow an independent expert to assess their son’s likely quality of life, refusing to accept the advice of his doctors that his ventilator should be switched off.

Isaiah Haastrup is eight months old, cannot breathe for himself and has cerebral palsy following a disastrous birth at King’s College Hospital. The trust accepts that the delay in obtaining a caesarean for his mother, Tasheka Thomas, contributed to his brain damage.

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