‘Damages for wrongful life refused’

ARB v IVF Hammersmith and Another [2018] Civ 2803 (17 December 2018). Legal policy in the UK has traditionally prohibited the granting of damages for the wrongful conception or birth of a child in cases of negligence. In this case the Court of Appeal has confirmed that this bar is equally applicable to a wrongful birth arising from a breach of contract. The facts of the case are set out in my podcast on the first instance decision. Briefly …” (more)

[Rosalind English, UK Human Rights Blog, 10 January]

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