India - UK woman sues mother's doctor for being born wins millions
Toombes initiated the 'wrongful conception' damages claim against Dr. Philip Mitchell as she suffers from spina bifida and sometimes spends 24 hours a day connected to tubes. Here are more details.
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The UK High Court's ruling is considered ground-breaking as it holds health professionals liable for negligence in pre-conception advice. It sets a precedent that health professionals are legally liable to patients for any negligence which may result in the birth of a child with serious health conditions. Spina bifida is associated with damage to the spinal cord and nerves, which may cause severe disabilities.
Details Doctor didn't give proper advice: Toombes
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