Mother Sues Doctors For Birth Of Disabled Child
To what extent should a medical office be liable for failing to warn a parent during pregnancy that the child may be disabled? In the story referred to below, a mother is suing her doctor's office and the ultrasound facilities for failing to bring to her attention that the child would be physically disabled. Her son was born with one leg and no arms. The mother says she would have had an abortion if she had known. Despite seven ultrasounds having been conducted, the issue of disability was not addressed.