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A Practical Guide to Wrongful Conception, Wrongful Birth and Wrongful Life Claims

ISBN13: 9781911035565
Published: August 2018
Publisher: Law Brief Publishing
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £49.99

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The law on recovery of damages in wrongful conception, wrongful birth and wrongful life cases has been treated as settled for some time following the cases of McFarlane v Tayside Board of Health [2000] 2 AC 59, Parkinson v St James and Seacroft University Hospital NHS Trust [2001] EWCA Civ 530, Rees v Darlington Memorial Hospital NHS Trust [2002] EWCA Civ 88 and McKay v Essex Area Health Authority [1982] Q.B. 116.

This book takes an in-depth look at those key cases and their application in practice. There do also remain unanswered questions regarding the limits of recovery in these areas: this book provides insight in to those potential areas for development, as well as exploring the approach taken in foreign jurisdictions.

Medical Law, Personal Injury Law
Chapter One: An introduction to the claims.
Chapter Two: Is there a cause of action? Duty, breach and causation.
Chapter Three: Wrongful life.
Chapter Four: Wrongful conception and wrongful birth: the background.
Chapter Five: Wrongful conception and wrongful birth: the key cases.
Chapter Six: Recent developments.
Chapter Seven: Lessons from abroad: a look at foreign jurisdictions.
Chapter Eight: Conclusions: is it time for a re-think?