Genetic Disability and Legal Action: Wrongful Birth, Wrongful Life
Published Online: 15 JUL 2006
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How to Cite
Davis, D. S. 2006. Genetic Disability and Legal Action: Wrongful Birth, Wrongful Life. eLS. .
- Published Online: 15 JUL 2006
Parents of children born with birth defects can successfully sue health professionals for the tort of wrongful birth if they can claim that the child's birth was due to the negligence of the professional. The tort of wrongful life stems from the same series of events, but is brought by the child rather than the parent.
- wrongful birth;
- wrongful life;
- birth defects;
- genetic counseling