France outlaws the right to sue for being bornBMJ 2002; 324 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.324.7330.129a (Published 19 January 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:129
- Lynn Eaton
A new law has been introduced into the French Assembly to try to clarify the thorny question of whether doctors should be held responsible when a child is born disabled.
The bill, passed in an emergency session and due to go to the upper house on 22 January, would forbid a child from seeking damages simply for being born. However, it would still allow parents to seek compensation if the condition had been missed in prenatal examination through a serious medical error. …