Baby Nick to be laid to rest this week, per released funeral arrangements
HOUSTON – The funeral for 10-month-old baby Nick Torres has been set for this upcoming week, according to the Facebook page. A memorial service will be held Wednesday at the Compean Funeral Home at 2102 Broadway Street in Houston. Following the memorial, the child will be laid to rest at the Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery in southeast Houston. The hospital pushed to take the child off life support after they ruled the child brain dead on September 30. However, the family filed several appeals to keep the child on life support because his heart was still beating.
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Baby Nick dies at home hours after being released from Texas Children’s Hospital
HOUSTON – After a long legal battle to keep him on life support, 10-month-old Nick Torres died at home Tuesday after being released from the hospital to his family. Dr. Joseph Varon, of United Memorial Medical Center, said he helped transport Nick from the hospital to his home, where he died a couple of hours later. He said it was a very emotional moment for not only Nick’s family but the medical staff who were attending to him. After several appeals to the courts, judges ruled that the hospital could remove Nick from life support. Over the weekend, the family’s attorney said that the hospital had agreed to release Nick into the family’s care.
Texas Children’s Hospital will allow Baby Nick to go home with parents, attorney says
HOUSTON – Baby Nick is going home to his parents. Last week, 10-month-old Nick Torres was scheduled to be taken off life support by Texas Children’s Hospital. His family has pleaded with the hospital and the courts to keep the child on life support, saying that his heart was still beating. Last night, Texas Children’s authorized to release Baby Nick to his parents. It is not clear when Baby Nick will be leaving the hospital.
Court rules in favor of Texas Children’s Hospital in Baby Nick case, final decision to be made Monday
The 14th court of appeals denied the family’s motion, saying there was not enough evidence to rule in favor of baby Nick, the attorney said Friday afternoon. According to the court of appeals, three judges found “no error” in the initial decision that Judge Roth made on Oct. 2 and rules in favor of Texas Children’s Hospital Friday evening. He said, currently, baby Nick is not being given the nutrients he needs to help his heart continue beating. Baby Nick was rushed to the hospital on September 24 after he was found unresponsive in a bathtub. A doctor with Texas Children’s Hospital said that Nick’s brain is not working and that his lungs and kidneys are not functioning.
Appeals court rules in favor of Baby Nick’s family to keep him on life support longer
HOUSTON – An appeals court ruled Monday in favor of Baby Nick Torres' family, allowing the family to keep him on life support for longer. Baby Nick was rushed to the hospital on September 24 after he was found unresponsive in a bathtub. A judge gave Nick’s parents and lawyer, Kevin Acevedo, until 6 p.m. Monday for the court of appeals to review the case and the motion. At 3 p.m. Monday, Acevedo held a press conference and said after they filed emergency appeals, they had not yet heard from the appeals court. Watch his full press conference below:WATCH LIVE: Attorney speaks after Baby Nick's family files an emergency appeal Monday to keep him alive.
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Judge orders 10-month-old baby to be removed from life support at Texas Children’s Hospital
HOUSTON – A judge denied a temporary injunction Friday and granted Texas Children’s hospital the power to take a 10-month-old baby boy off life support on Monday at noon unless the parents file a new motion. Court documents show the boy was taken to Texas Children’s Hospital, where medical staff informed the boy’s parents that nothing could be done and the 10-month-old was to be taken off life support. Read: Parents file motion to stop Texas Children’s Hospital from removing child from life supportA doctor with Texas Children’s Hospital said that Nick’s brain is not working and that his lungs and kidneys are not functioning. In closing arguments, Texas Children’s Hospital’s attorney said Torres has been dead for six days and that the hospital did everything it could to provide an appropriate treatment to its patients and to support the families in difficult times. The judge said she had to deny the parents' temporary injunction because of the law.