London High Court cancels ruling on 7-year-old boy’s radiotherapy treatment


London High Court cancels ruling on 7-year-old boy’s radiotherapy treatment

At a Friday High Court hearing in London, Mr. Justice Bodey heard that Tiverton, Devon resident Sally Roberts did not want her seven-year-old son, who has undergone surgery for brain tumour, to undergo the radiotherapy treatment which has been suggested by the doctors. Roberts had gone “missing” with her son for four days after she was told by the doctors that the radiotherapy treatment would “fry” her son’s brains.

With Roberts, 37, having told the court that she was afraid that the recommended radiotherapy treatment would cause long-term harm to her son, Neon, a ruling on whether or not the boy should undergo radiotherapy treatment was cancelled by the High Court.

As a result of the cancellation of the scheduled ruling in the case by Mr. Justice Bodey, the issue will now be kept under review. The judge said that the cancellation of the ruling had come in the wake of certain “developments.”

Having scheduled a return to court on December 18, Mr. Justice Bodey – who used the letter ‘N’ to refer to Neon - said that he intended to deliver the verdict in N’s cancer-treatment case at the Friday hearing; with the ruling to specify whether N should receive only chemotherapy or he should also be given radiotherapy treatment.

However, with the ruling now having been cancelled, the judge said: “Developments have now occurred regarding the state of N's ability to be treated with such therapies at such a time, which have changed the medical landscape. Nature is no respecter of court timetables.”

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