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Wrongful birth in New Zealand.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15754552     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Wrongful birth cases have been a feature of the common law. In this article the author examines wrongful birth cases against the background of the New Zealand accident compensation scheme. Initially cases were accepted under the scheme, but after major changes to the legislation in 1992, wrongful birth cases were declined cover. The author argues that this should continue to be the case, and that, as a result, New Zealand courts will have to make the same policy decisions in this area as those made by other Commonwealth courts.
Authors:
Rosemary Tobin
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Legal Cases    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of law and medicine     Volume:  12     ISSN:  1320-159X     ISO Abbreviation:  J Law Med     Publication Date:  2005 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-03-09     Completed Date:  2005-04-18     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9431853     Medline TA:  J Law Med     Country:  Australia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  294-304     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Faculty of Law, The University of Auckland. r.tobin@auckland.ac.nz
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Accidents
Compensation and Redress / legislation & jurisprudence*
Humans
Malpractice / legislation & jurisprudence*
New Zealand
Wrongful Life*

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