Greg Dahlmann, in yesterday’s posting on The American Journal of Bioethics’ editors’ blog (blog.bioethics.net) provides a comment on the use of the term "wrongful birth" and a brief summary of the case. blog.bioethics.net links to the following news sources:
- Couple awarded $21 million in Florida 'wrongful birth' case. Tampa, Florida (AP). CNN.com/us, July 24, 2007.
For 'wrongful birth,' $23.5M: A jury sides with a family over a USF geneticist's "rotten advice." By Colleen Jenkins, St. Petersburg Times, July 24, 2007.
USF, Physician Liable For Botched Diagnosis. By Thomas W. Krause. The Tampa Tribune, July 24, 2007
A Wrongful Birth? By Elizabeth Weil. The New York Times Magazine, March 12, 2006.
A recent article by Carolyn Chachkin, What potent blood: non-invasive prenatal genetic diagnosis and the transformation of modern prenatal care, published in the American Journal of Law & Medicine (2007. Vol. 33, No. 1, 9-53) provides a review of the many ethical, legal and social implications of prenatal genetic diagnosis; these include “wrongful birth” lawsuits.