Wrongful Birth: The Courts' Dilemma in Determining a Remedy for a "Blessed Event"


My article deals with the tort of wrongful birth. It is an action in negligence against a physician who failed to properly perform a sterilization or abortion procedure, after which an unplanned or unwanted child was born. My focus is on the damages that the plaintiff parents should recover from the tortfeasor based on the parents' purpose not to have the child.



Date of this Version

November 2005