wrongful birth

Definition of "wrongful birth"
  1. A type of claim raised against a healthcare provider or physician by the parents of a child who is born with a birth defect. The claim alleges negligence on the part of the healthcare provider in the performance of prenatal testing or diagnosis, which resulted in the parents lacking the necessary information to make an informed choice to avoid or cease the pregnancy
How to use "wrongful birth" in a sentence
  1. The couple filed a wrongful birth claim, alleging that the doctor failed to correctly diagnose their unborn child's condition, which robbed them of their right to make an informed decision.
  2. After the baby was born with a severe defect, the parents sought legal advice to look into a wrongful birth claim against their healthcare provider.
  3. The wrongful birth lawsuit focused on the physician's alleged negligence during prenatal testing.

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