On United Kingdom a British court banned a 19-year-old patient (named St) sought an experimental treatment in Canada to save his life. But he is still willing to fight to continue living, reports Infocatólico from LifeSiteNews.
Due to a reporting restriction (RRO) described by the Mail as “draconian”, neither the girl nor her family can be named in stories about her case, a legal battle to continue her life-sustaining treatment as he battles a rare mitochondrial disease. . As reported by LifeSiteNews, the NHS responsible for his care is seeking legal approval to phase out this treatment, which includes kidney dialysis and mechanical ventilation.
ST, as said in the bans should know, cited the decision of the Court of Protection in his interview.
“Because I refused to lose hope, my doctors said it was impossible for me to have the mental capacity to make decisions about my health,” he said.
“It seems that if you disagree with the NHS you should, for the sole reason, be treated as delusional.”
“They did everything possible to prevent me from telling this story,” he said Daily Mail UK from his bed in an intensive care unit.
“I found myself trapped in a medical and legal system dominated by toxic paternalism that condemned me for wanting to live.”
His doctors argued in a legal proceeding that began in April 2023 that ST’s life-sustaining care should be “de-escalated,” leaving him to die.
As ST told the Daily Mail, “they took me to court to withdraw life-sustaining treatment and imposed a restraining order prohibiting me from speaking (publicly) about the existence of the judicial process or reference to the hospital involved.”
ST maintained that he should be allowed to travel to Canada, where he believed he could participate in a trial testing nucleoside therapy.