This story has been making headlines for the past couple of days. It’s interesting and thought provoking from so many different standpoints including ethical and legal rights. I’m guessing (with my Law and Order Wisdom) that this will take quite a while before the courts make a decision and it runs through all the appeals (on both sides).
From ABC News:
The parents of a four-year-old Oregon girl with Down syndrome are suing Legacy Health in Portland because they say doctors misdiagnosed their daughter as not having the condition during a prenatal screening.
PORTLAND, Ore. – Doctors at Legacy Health told a local couple their unborn baby did not have Down syndrome, but now the hospital is facing a multimillion dollar lawsuit after the couple said they based a life-changing decision on wrong results.
Full Articles Below: Couple Sues Over Down Syndrome Misdiagnosis – ABC News. Parents sue hospital over wrong diagnosis of Down syndrome | Local & Regional | KATU.com – Portland News Parents Sue For Millions After Daughter Born With Down Syndrome – Disability Scoop.But the couple’s daughter, who is now 4-years-old, was born with the chromosomal disorder. Now, they’re suing for $7 million, the amount the parents estimate it will cost to care for the girl throughout her life.
- Why Down Syndrome Is on the Decline (healthland.time.com)