wrongful life

Definition of "wrongful life"
  1. A legal case initiated by or for a child who has a birth defect, arguing that if the healthcare professional had not provided negligent counseling or care to the parents, the child would not have been born
How to use "wrongful life" in a sentence
  1. The wrongful life lawsuit stated that the child would not have been born had the doctor properly informed the parents about potential birth defects.
  2. In a wrongful life case, the defense must establish that the healthcare provider was not negligent in their duty to inform the parents.
  3. According to the claim of wrongful life, the physician's failure to adequately counsel the parents about possible genetic disorders resulted in the birth of a child with a birth defect.

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