Alfie Evans case

legal case in England, about the right for parents to maintain life-support for a terminally ill child

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.[1]

Alfie Evans
Alfie James Evans

(2016-05-09)9 May 2016
Toxteth, Liverpool, England
Died(2018-04-28)28 April 2018
(aged &&&&&&&&&&&&07191 year 11 months)
Resting placeAllerton Cemetery
  • Thomas Evans
  • Kate James

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.[2] 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.[3]


  1. Sawer, Patrick (25 April 2018). "Alfie Evans's father threatened private murder prosecution against doctors treating the toddler".
  2. "Timeline: The fight to keep Alfie Evans alive".
  3. "Legal battle toddler Alfie Evans dies". 28 April 2018 – via