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Can we make it a class action?
Now instead of threatening my parents of throwing them in an old folks home, I can threaten to sue them! What a time to be alive
Ok… Context is important here.
This chick was born with a series handicap and often daily requires tubes to remain alive.
The Dr she sued (not her parents) did not advise her mum of the risk she had for carrying/propagating the gene, nor did he recommend the appropriate prenatal care to try and minimise that risk.
Gotta love how news.com.au likes to headline their stories.
I wonder if this could be read across to other conditions like Down’s Syndrome or any genetic defects that could be detected in the womb? No fetus can ever express consent to being born with lifelong health challenges.
The 20-year-old’s “wrongful conception” claim saw her take Dr Philip Mitchell to court over his failure to advise her mother to take vital supplements before getting pregnant.
**Surprise!** It’s another ridiculous headline.
She’s suing because the doctor didn’t advise her mother to take folic acid to prevent spina bifida.
I wonder if cases like this are the reason why most (if not all) wheat flour sold here in Brazil is fortified with iron and folic acid…
I’m suing mom for giving birth to me so I could read this deceptive stupid headline.
I’m sure this was posted in the name of bullshit reactionary agenda about tort reform or about “whiney” young people. Details always bum out the shitheads who post this like it’s a joke.
Some people might wanna consider installing this browser-extension: [Bye, Rupert.](https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/bye-rupert/ehdikikkfbfjjemfadgggcohkjoggoof?hl=en)
Doctor screwed up here and this woman is facing lifelong pain and misery because of it
Sounds like a reasonable ground for a lawsuit
My only concern is the precedent it sets for future suits, potentially opening some very interesting avenues
brb calling a lawyer
I’m of two minds. On the one hand, this may be a template for others who were “forced” to be born and wound up in terrible situations without proper support- to mothers who couldn’t get abortions, or weren’t of sound mind when they carried to term but had decisions made for them by some other entity (looking at you Catholic hospitals). The kids who wind up in foster care and wind up being abused, unloved and neglected. Win that money, put it in a trust, and use it to help them heal from years of neglect. The other side is that it may lead to some form of eugenics. And I’m showing the typical Redditor prejudice, since I’m American, talking about American legal ramifications but this happened in the UK.
the judge held that Life itself was in contempt of court, and duly confiscated it from all those there present before going off to enjoy a pleasant evening’s ultragolf.