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Parents sue Oregon hospital for not giving correct information about their daughter being born with Down syndrome.

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16th March 2012
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Disability

There is currently a huge court case being held in the States where a couple are suing an Oregon hospital for wrongly reassuring them that their child would not be born with Down syndrome.

The parents, now with their four year old daughter, are suing the hospital for $7million saying that this is the amount they will need in order to support their little girl through her life.

We all know that pre-natal testing is not always accurate and that we cant be 100% sure that everything will always work out the way we want it to when bringing a baby into the world is concerned. Do you think the blame the parents are putting on the doctors is deserved? There are risks attached when carrying a child and sometimes no amount of technology will find out complications during a pregnancy. It can be argued that we should accept our children, regardless of whether they have disabilities or not and that this little girl shouldn’t grow up seeing her parents fighting for money to compensate them for her disability.

On the other hand, the hospital apparently said they were definite in confirming that the baby was not going to be born with Down syndrome. If we are unable to tell people for sure that everything is going to be fine is it not wrong to make empty promises?

Check out the full article here: http://www.katu.com/news/local/Parents-sue-hospital-over-wrong-diagnosis-of-Down-syndrome-141129683.html?tab=video&c=y and let us know what you think.


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The Author: Chris
Chris, originally from England has been working at Kanchi as Caroline Casey’s Assistant since September 2009. Chris graduated in 2004 with a Media and Communications degree. While living in London, Chris worked in the Marketing and Admissions Department of a high profile law school. Chris’ role was split as he was also the point of contact for all of the law firms that exclusively sent their trainees to study with the college.

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