Baby Isaiah Haastrup Dies After Life Support Withdrawn

By Christian Smith

Isaiah Haastrup, an 11 month old baby who suffered “catastrophic” brain damage after being deprived of oxygen when he was born, has died.

Baby Haastrup died after his life-support was withdrawn, his father, Lanre, 36, confirmed.

The families of the little boy wanted him to continue to receive treatment, but, on Tuesday, their appeal was dismissed by judges at the European court of human rights, ECHR.

Similarly, on 29 January, a British judge ruled in favour of doctors treating Baby Haastrup, who said it was in the his best interest that his life support is switched off.


The parent were not allowed to appeal the decision of the court and their appeal to the ECHR was declared “inadmissible.”

On Wednesday, the doctors treating Baby Haastrup withdrew his life support at 1pm. He died at 19:50 GMT.

Mr Haastrup, said he was “so proud” of his “brave” son.

A spokesman for King’s College Hospital, said: “The trust always provided Isaiah with the very best care, and the decision to apply to the courts to withdraw treatment was only made after careful consideration and after consultation with the family.

“We recognise that this has been an extremely difficult time for Isaiah’s family as well as those involved in his care since birth.”

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