Judge approves kidney treatment for 17-year-old Sana Hosseini

20 October 2023

Ben McCormack

Ben McCormack represented 17-year-old Sana Hosseini in an urgent Court of Protection case this week before Mrs Justice Theis, about medical treatment for her chronic kidney disease. Sana’s condition is such that with without dialysis or a transplant, she has only weeks to live, and her learning disabilities mean that clinicians were concerned that she would not tolerate the haemodialysis she requires, and the case was brought to the Court urgently so a judge could decide whether it was in her best interests.

The hospital staff put together a plan to help Sana get used to the treatment, and by the time of the second hearing of the case, doctors agreed that the treatment could start, being then reviewed by the court in a few weeks’ time.

Mrs Justice Theis approved the plans as being in Sana’s best interests. In most Court of Protection cases the names of the people involved are kept private. In this case the judge allowed Sana and her family to be identified because her parents are keen to find a donor so she can have a kidney transplant in the future.

Ben was instructed by the Official Solicitor in this case.

Read more about this case in The Manchester Evening News.

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