LIABILITY FOR UNPLANNED CHILDREN
Author: ELVIN, JESSE
Source: King's Law Journal, Volume 14, Number 2, 2003 , pp. 224-232(9)
Publisher: Hart Publishing
Abstract:Is the birth of a healthy child always a reason for congratulation? At least one academic commentator thinks so, and yet a number of recent cases have involved claims for damages in respect of unplanned births. In the following discussion, three questions will be addressed: what exactly is the law governing liability for unplanned conceptions and births; what are the implications of the latest decisions in this area; and have these decisions improved the law?
Keywords: Damages; Groom v Selby; Liability for unplanned children; McFarlane v Tayside Health Board; Parkinson v St James and Seacroft University Hospital NHS Trust; Rees v Darlington Memorial Hospital NHS Trust; Unplanned Births; disability
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: January 1, 2003
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