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Thursday, March 15, 2012

Jury Awards Parents of Down’s Daughter $3 Million for “Wrongful Birth”

WOW. I wasn't even aware that there was such a thing as a 'Wrongful Birth' lawsuit.
An Oregon couple has won a $3 million settlement from a Portland hospital they sued after doctors missed diagnosing their daughter’s Down’s syndrome before she was born, thereby depriving them of the opportunity to abort her. As reported by the Oregonian newspaper, Ariel and Deborah Levy insisted that they would have aborted daughter Kalanit, who is now four years old, had Portland’s Legacy Health hospital informed them of her disability. While the Levys insist that they love their daughter, their attorneys argued that the hospital should pay for the extra care Kalanit will require over her lifetime because its staff failed to diagnose the chromosomal condition that causes Down’s syndrome.
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The New American

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