Grubbs v. Barbourville Family Health Center

Bostrom, Barry A.
September 2003
Issues in Law & Medicine;Fall2003, Vol. 19 Issue 2, p175
Academic Journal
Presents the case of "Grubbs v. Barbourville Family Health Center" which holds that there is no recognition of wrongful birth or wrongful life claims based on a doctor's negligent failure to diagnose an incurable birth defect in a prenatal exam, as in such cases this failure could not be considered a cause of the condition. Areas of injury focused on by the court; Conclusion that the loss of an abortion opportunity resulting in the birth of a child with genetic or congenital impairments does not give rise to a cognizable legal injury.


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