The law and congenital malformations.

  title={The law and congenital malformations.},
  author={Robert L. Brent},
  journal={Clinics in perinatology},
  volume={13 3},
In 1967, I indicated that the number of lawsuits involving malformed infants seemed to be increasing, not realizing that the increase was foretelling an epidemic. The reasons for this epidemic are described in this paper and are due to attitudes and happenings in the medical, legal, and lay sectors of our society. Case histories have been used to demonstrate that the litigation process can produce pain and suffering. The case histories also indicate that, when the members of family become… CONTINUE READING