By Dave Andrusko In a decision that was a first on multiple fronts, an unidentified Irish woman has been given an interim award of approximately $2.l million dollars for the “wrongful birth” of her son. The boy has the same rare genetic condition as his mother and requires around the clock care. The award was …Continue reading "Mother wins $2.1 million for “wrongful birth” of her son"
By Dave Andrusko In the largest settlement of its kind in British history, the mother of a boy with hemophilia and autism was awarded $12 million for the “wrongful birth” of her son who is now six years old. Mrs. Justice Yip ruled that had Omodele Meadows been given correct information by doctors, she would …Continue reading "British woman awarded $12 million for ‘wrongful birth” of her son"
Couple says they would have aborted if they knew child would be “disabled” By Dave Andrusko In a 6-1 ruling, the Iowa Supreme Court has overturned the dismissal of a suit that accused a doctor and others of failing to inform Pamela Plowman and her then husband Jeremy Plowman that their unborn son might be …Continue reading "Iowa Supreme Court recognizes claim for “wrongful birth”"
By Nancy Flanders Kerrie Evans, a woman who was suing for millions of dollars in damages over the successful birth of her daughter, has lost her case. The 12 person jury ruled that nurse Peggy Scanson and OBGYN Dr. William Peters did not violate the standard of care with Evans, The Bozeman Daily Chronicle has …Continue reading "Mother loses wrongful birth suit over daughter with cystic fibrosis"
By Dave Andrusko On Wednesday a Montana mother delivered her opening statement in a civil trial where she is suing her health care providers for $14.5 million in damages because she says they did not diagnose her daughter’s cystic fibrosis. Kerrie Evans says she would have aborted had she known that about her daughter, now …Continue reading "Mother sues for $14.5 million for “wrongful birth” of daughter born with Cystic Fibrosis"
By Dave Andrusko An Italian couple, who live in Alessandria, in north-west Italy, is again suing because a hospital “failed” to abort their child, who is now a teenager. Only this time it is the father, rather than the mother. The mother of the unidentified couple had already “received a settlement from the hospital because …Continue reading "Italian father sues for “psychological damages” for birth of daughter they had tried to abort"
By Dave Andrusko Last week, after a seven-week-long trial, a Washington state jury awarded Rhea and Brock Wuth $50 million for the “wrongful birth” of their son, Oliver who suffers from a rare genetic disorder. It is reportedly the largest individual award in Washington state history. The award will go to the parents and …Continue reading "$50 million awarded in “wrongful birth” suit"
By Kathy Ostrowski, Legislative Director, Kansans for Life Editor’s note. This is excerpted from an update distributed by Kansans for Life. SB 141, banning sex-selection abortions, was passed favorably out of the Senate Public Health & Welfare committee on Thursday. Only Sen. David Haley (D-Kansas City) voted in opposition and wanted his vote recorded. Testimony …Continue reading "Update on KS sex selection abortion ban & pro-life bills"
By Dave Andrusko National Right to Life President and Pro-Life Perspective Host Carol Tobias talks today about a “wrongful birth” lawsuit won by the parents of Kalanit Levy. Ariel and Deborah Levy were awarded $2.9 million. Kalanit, now four years old, has Down syndrome. The couple prevailed quickly, after arguing that Mrs. Levy would have …Continue reading "What’s airing on Pro-Life Perspective Today? “Oregon Parents Win Wrongful Birth Lawsuit”"
By Wesley J. Smith There should be no such thing as a “wrongful life” or “wrongful birth.” But lawsuits are filed from time-to-time seeking damages because a baby was born that the parents would have destroyed in the womb “had they only known.” For example, a few months ago we discussed one such case in …Continue reading "Wrongful Birth Lawsuit Wrong"
By Dave Andrusko After less than six hours, a Portland, Oregon, jury Friday awarded Ariel and Deborah Levy $2.9 million for the “wrongful birth” of their now-four-year-old daughter. Kalanit has Down syndrome. The couple sued Legacy Health claiming that Deborah Levy would have aborted her pregnancy had she known her daughter had the chromosomal abnormality. …Continue reading "Parents win $2.9 million “wrongful birth” lawsuit in Oregon"
By Dave Andrusko By the time you read this post, a Portland, Oregon, jury may have reached a verdict in a $3 million “wrongful birth” suit brought by the parents of Kalanit Levy. Kalanit has Down syndrome and Ariel and Deborah Levy are suing Legacy Health “claiming that Deborah Levy would have aborted her pregnancy …Continue reading "Wrongful Birth Case in Hands of Jury"