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MOD settles over Down's syndrome child

BMJ 1997; 314 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.314.7091.1365h (Published 10 May 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:1365
  1. Clare Dyer, legal correspondent
  1. BMJ

    The mother of a boy born with Down's syndrome after she was refused an amniocentesis test at a military hospital accepted a £300000 ($480000) out of court settlement from the Britain's Ministry of Defence last week.

    Sandra Hurley, now aged 42, was 35 when she asked a doctor at the Louise Margaret Maternity Hospital in Aldershot, Hampshire, for the test because she feared that she might …

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