No redress for failed sterilisationsBMJ 1999; 319 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.319.7223.1455a (Published 04 December 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:1455
- Clare Dyer, legal correspondent
The House of Lords, the United Kingdom's highest court, ruled last week that parents who produce a healthy child after a failed sterilisation or vasectomy have no right to claim compensation for the child's upbringing.
The decision, in a Scottish case, amazed English lawyers because it overturned an English Court of Appeal judgment in 1985 that led to scores of awards …
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