Highest French court awards compensation for “being born”

BMJ 2001; 323 doi: (Published 15 December 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:1384
  1. Alexander Dorozynski
  1. Paris

    French obstetricians and specialists in prenatal diagnosis last week protested about a decision by France's highest court of appeal that upheld damages to a boy for “being born.”

    The decision states that a child can be compensated for being born with a handicap or a malformation if a mother had not had the opportunity to ask for a therapeutic abortion because she had not been informed of the …

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