'Wrongful life' lawsuits for faulty genetic counselling: should the impaired newborn be entitled to sue?


A "wrongful life" suit is based on the purported tortious liability of a genetic counsellor towards an infant with hereditary defects, with the latter asserting that he or she would not have been born at all if not for the counsellor's negligence. This negligence allegedly lies in the failure on the part of the defendant adequately to advice the parents or… (More)


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