Re AA (consent to implantation of defibrillator)

Family proceedings – Orders in family proceedings. The Family Division allowed the application of the local authority's application to order that a seven year old child AA have a device fitted on medical advice in order to prevent the impact of any further heart-attacks. In granting the order, so ordering the court went against the wishes of the parents having decided that it was in the child's best interests to have the device implanted.

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