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Parents lose compensation battle for care of disabled child

BMJ 2001; 323 doi: (Published 15 December 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:1388
  1. Annette Tuffs
  1. Heidelberg

    The Federal Court in Karlsruhe, Germany, has rejected financial claims from parents who were demanding compensation for the upkeep of their handicapped child.

    The parents brought the case against their gynaecologists after malformations of one twin was not been diagnosed during pregnancy. An abortion was therefore never discussed beween doctors and parents. One of …

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