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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A MUM is suing the NHS over the "wrongful birth" of her daughter after a doctor failed to spot part of her brain was missing during scans.
Esta ultima condicion suele ser un criterio relevante para diferenciar los casos de wrongful conception de otros casos de wrongful birth y wrongful life, con los cuales guarda ciertas semejanzas.
In so doing the state's highest court recognized that the couple could sue for the "wrongful birth" of their child, now six, because they had been "denied the opportunity to make an informed choice whether to lawfully terminate a pregnancy in Iowa."
Joe Pojman, the group's executive director, said its agenda includes increasing funding to the state's Alternatives to Abortion program, increasing data collection on abortion complications and banning wrongful birth lawsuits, which allow parents to sue doctors for failing to properly warn them of the risks of giving birth to a child with serious abnormalities.
(42) Additionally, wrongful life differs from wrongful birth in
Although some state legislators focus on the morality of abortion implicit in these "wrongful birth lawsuits," judges and plaintiffs' attorneys view these cases as examples of medical negligence and malpractice.
Strictly speaking, tort issues in this case can be divided into two categories: wrongful pregnancy (sometimes confusingly referred to as wrongful birth) alleged by the mother, and wrongful life by the child.
www.theliver They argued that, had they pressed on with their "wrongful birth" claim against the NHS, they would probably have won.
Should they all file "wrongful birth" lawsuits because their children are going to face discrimination every day of their lives?