Paediatric Treatment Cases

 

Year Case Jurisdiction Summary Outcome
2015 Hamilton Health Sciences Corp. v. D.H. Ontario Clarification of previous deicsion in face of request from Attorney General Best Interests remain paramount
2014 Hamilton Health Sciences Corp. v. D.H. Onbtario First Nations opting for traditional treatment Child not in need of protection because of Constitutional rights
2014 Chalifoux v Alberta Health Services Alberta 2 months-thanatophoric dysplasia reversed guardians decision to maintainmechanical ventilation
2013 Winkfield v. Children Hospital Oakland (Re Jahi McMath) California temporary restraining order issued to prevent withdrawal of organ support for brain dead 13 yr old transferred to another facility
2013 Newsome v. Gunnels Alabama Alleged failure to resuscitate twins at 22.5 wks Judgement in favour of physicians
2012 NHS Trust v. Baby X England/Wales 1 yr old in coma-religious objection Ordered withdrawal
2012 Baby M Alberta 2 yr old – sever head injury/coma Ordered Withdrawal
2012 Baby Mohammed New South Wales (Australia) 9 months – anoxic brain injury; blind/deaf Supreme Court refused to order Ventilation
2011 Baby Joseph Ontario 1 yr old. neurodegenerative disease; VS Transferred
2010 Isaiah May Alberta Severe encephalopathy at birth Patients agreed to discontinue
2009 Palmer v. East Tenn. Children's (Tenn. 2009) “Baby Gabriel” Tennessee 9 months; Unable to wean from vent Transferred
2009 Jacobs vs. Hamot Medical Centre Pennsylvania Allegedly deceived into DNR and organ donation Settled
2008 re Motl Brody (D.D.C. 2008) District of Columbia 12 yr old; brain cancer/ brain death. Religious objection Heart stopped prior to legal outcome
2007 Gonzales v. Seton Hospitals (W.D. Tex. 2007) Texas 16 month old; progressive neurodegenerative disease; vent dependent n/a
2007 Gonzales v. Seton Hospitals (W.D. Tex. 2007) Texas 16 month old; progressive neurodegenerative disease; vent dependent n/a
2007 In re Tabatha R (Neb. 1997) Nebraska Parental abuse; infant in PVS Decision against parents; infant palliatied
2007 Re (EJG) Ontario Infant; anoxic brain injury; PVS Ordered Withdrawal

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