wrongful birth


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wrongful birth

n.
A birth of a child that provides the basis for a cause of action for civil damages because the birth would not have occurred if medical sterilization procedures had been properly performed, if adequate birth control had been provided, or if the parents had been given appropriate prenatal testing or genetic counseling. Also called wrongful life.
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of Oklahoma College of Law) present the fourth edition of their casebook covering advanced tort law subjects not typically covered in basic first-year tort courses, including defamation, the rights of privacy and publicity, harm to family relationships, wrongful birth, malicious prosecution, abuse of process, interference with common law civil rights, liability for economic loss, interference with contracts, interference with business relations, unfair competition, common law rights to literary and commercial creation and ideas, trade secrets, injurious falsehood, and other economic torts.
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Birth-related torts--which include the torts of wrongful birth, wrongful life, wrongful pregnancy, and wrongful conception--capture a wide variety of negligent behavior by doctors that results, in one way or another, in the birth of a child.
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Figures obtained by the Daily Mirror under the Freedom of Information Act show the NHS Litigation Authority paid out PS54million in damages and costs to 147 families in the last five years for either wrongful birth or unwanted pregnancy.
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In a wrongful birth lawsuit, parents sue a doctor, geneticist or hospital for allegedly failing to perform adequate tests in order to diagnose or prevent a birth defect.
Wrongful birth lawsuits are actually exceedingly uncommon, if not throughout the United States at least in the Midwest.
Mother can sue doctor for negligent tubal ligation and wrongful birth.
Most jurisdictions allow parents to bring wrongful birth claims and
Two of the more controversial cases to have reached the High Court in the past decade are Cattanach v Melchior where the Court, by a narrow majority (McHugh, Gummow, Kirby and Callinan JJ; Gleeson CJ, Hayne and Heydon dissenting) acknowledged recovery for wrongful birth.
Effectively, the question of wrongful birth has been given legal weight not only in France (where suits like Perruche's were subsequently outlawed) but also in the United States.