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"Wrongful life" claims.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16894441     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
On 9 May 2006, the High Court of Australia dismissed "wrongful life" claims brought on behalf of two patients. One of the cases involved the alleged negligent failure by a general practitioner to diagnose prenatal rubella and to advise the mother of the risks to the fetus associated with rubella. This article outlines the case and discusses the nature of "wrongful life" and "wrongful birth" claims.
Sara Bird
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Australian family physician     Volume:  35     ISSN:  0300-8495     ISO Abbreviation:  Aust Fam Physician     Publication Date:  2006 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-08-08     Completed Date:  2006-09-29     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0326701     Medline TA:  Aust Fam Physician     Country:  Australia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  633-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Congenital Abnormalities / etiology*
Diagnostic Errors*
Family Practice / legislation & jurisprudence*
Liability, Legal*
Pregnancy Complications, Infectious / diagnosis*
Prenatal Care / legislation & jurisprudence*
Risk Assessment
Risk Factors
Rubella / complications,  diagnosis*
Wrongful Life*

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