High Court Judge Nicholas Francis said Friday that he would allow an American expert to examine Charlie Gard, the 11-month old boy suffering from a rare genetic disorder, and testify on drawn out fight for the child’s life.
The decision came after the visit to Dr. Michio Hirano of Columbia University, whose studies focus on mitochondrial diseases and genetic myopathies and he has treated others with conditions similar to Charlies.
Hirano testified in court that Charlie has a 10 percent chance of improving with experimental treatment available in the U.S.
The family believes the experimental treatment has a chance of improving the boy’s quality of life and reducing the brain damage the illness has already inflicted on the boy.
Hirano will determine whether Charlie is eligible for treatment. The judge will rule afterward what the next steps should be. Read more at Fox News.