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Letters “Wrongful conception” case

“Wrongful conception” case: another black mark against general practice

BMJ 2022; 376 doi: (Published 21 January 2022) Cite this as: BMJ 2022;376:o119
  1. Isobel M Walker, final year medical student
  1. University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK
  1. mzyimw{at}

A show jumper born with a neural tube defect has won a landmark case against a general practitioner in the first successful “wrongful conception” case brought by a person with a disability.12 As a direct consequence of this, the cost of medical indemnity cover required in addition to the Clinical Negligence Scheme for General Practice …

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