I have a cousin who has a very serious health condition that could have been mitigated possibly by very early medical work, instead he had to have open heart surgery as an infant after almost dying. It wasn't detected partly b/c of lack of recommended tests that the doctor did not perform on my aunt (like an…
if I remember correctly, a case similar to this was covered in the documentary 'hot coffee'
Is there any possibility to claim emotional distress at finding this out at the time of birth rather than being prepared in advance? Even if the parents would have had the child, I have to think that advance notice in order to prepare to accommodate a child with disabilities, or even just time to weigh all the…
Without making such a statement, there is no case. They cannot sue for damages, because that's how the legal system works. You ended up in situation X, but would have been there no matter what? Well, no harm, no foul.
From a sort of wider perspective, would a wrongful birth suit be something that could be drawn against a non medical professional or someone operating in that vicinity, or a professional such as a nurse, etc? The first thing that comes to mind are things like pregnancy crisis centers, which routinely give out…
I think you might be missing the point?
I had never heard of this type of claim before. I would imagine just filing the case would be heart wrenching. I wonder what questions would be on a juror questionnaire in regards to this type of case. I would assume someone against abortion would not be chosen to be on the jury.
No, that's the whole problem—it's not uniform.
Now I feel guilty for owning a book of photos of Mardi Gras Indians. But I bought it mostly because I knew one of the Indians in it. I met him when I was down there working on a film & he was dating one of the producers. They really are so beautiful and impressive.
This was all very complicated, and reading it has made my brains hurt.
Related, there was also a very good piece on Medium the other day by an autistic woman:
It's OK Elle Woods. I know you have stuff to do.
My favorite thing is how those who crow that measles is something private between a parent (or patient) and their doctor often do not support abortion. What is more private than that? A termination never gave another person a life threatening disease.
I also do not like how Autism is getting stigmatized by…