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Alfie Evans
Born
Alfie James Evans

(2016-05-09)9 May 2016
Toxteth, Liverpool, England
Died 28 April 2018(2018-04-28)
(aged &&&&&&&&&&&&07191 year 11 months)
West Derby, Liverpool, England
Nationality British, Italian
Parent(s)
  • Thomas Evans
  • Kate James

The Alfie Evans case was a legal case in 2018 involving Alfie Evans (9 May 2016 – 28 April 2018), a baby boy from Liverpool with an undiagnosed neurodegenerative disorder.

The medical team and the child's parents disagreed about whether to keep Evans' life support or to remove it, resulting in a legal battle.

On 19 December 2017, Alder Hey applied to the High Court to withdraw parental rights from Alfie's parents and to withdraw ventilation. The High Court ruled in favour of the hospital on 20 February 2018.

The ventilatory support was removed on 23 April 2018 following a series of unsuccessful appeals from Alfie's family. Alfie continued to breathe naturally after the removal of his breathing tube. He died on 28 April 2018 at the age of 1.

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