Parents of brain-damaged baby in High Court legal fight for treatment to continue

Isaiah Hasstrup and his mother Takesha Thomas Credit: PA

The parents of a brain-damaged baby in a dispute with doctors over his life-support treatment have been at the High Court for the latest stage of their legal fight.

Isaiah Hasstrup’s mother Takesha Thomas and father Lanre Hasstrup, who live in Peckham, want his treatment to continue.

But specialists at King's College Hospital say giving further intensive care treatment to the seven-month-old is "futile, burdensome and not in his best interests".

Judge Justice MacDonald today examined a number of legal issues at a private hearing in the Family Division of the High Court.

He’s due to oversee another preliminary hearing on November 10.

No date has yet been fixed for a trial.