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Thursday, March 22, 2012

Portland Couple Awarded $2.9M In Wrongful Birth Case; Say They Would Have Aborted Child

A jury in Portland, Ore., awarded a couple $2.9 million dollars on Friday for the "wrongful birth" of their daughter who has Down syndrome.
Kalanit Levy was born in June of 2007 to Ariel and Deborah Levy, after prenatal testing did not reveal any abnormalities.

The Levys' attorney said Dr. Thomas Jenkins removed maternal tissue – instead of the fetal tissue – from Deborah Levy's womb which resulted in faulty test readings. The suit also faults the medical center for reassuring Deborah Levy that her baby didn't have an extra 21st chromosome.

The couple says they would have had an abortion had the test been done properly and they had known about the Down syndrome.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

While I agree on abortion in some cases.i don't feel its right to abort over something as save the mothers life or from a rape most definitely.retardation downs etc ..I just don't agree.but hey different strokes for different folks.