wrongful pregnancy

Definition of "wrongful pregnancy"
  1. A claim of professional malpractice where parents who experience an unplanned pregnancy accuse a healthcare professional such as a physician of alleged negligence related to a sterilization or abortion procedure. This claim can also be directed at a pharmacist or a company that makes contraceptives
How to use "wrongful pregnancy" in a sentence
  1. After the birth of their third child, whom they did not plan, the couple filed a wrongful pregnancy case against their physician.
  2. The parents had a lawsuit for wrongful pregnancy against the pharmaceutical company, claiming their contraceptive product was faulty.
  3. Despite multiple precautions, when their contraceptive methods failed they pursued a wrongful pregnancy suit against their healthcare provider.

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