Wrongful Birth Claims - An Introduction with Nigel Spencer-Ley
These claims arise where as a result of clinical negligence an unwanted pregnancy occurs and is carried to term. In the past these circumstances gave rise to a claim for the full cost of bringing up the child.
However, since McFarlane in most cases such claims cannot be pursued.
This virtual classroom seminar will look at the exceptions to McFarlane and is aimed at clinical negligence solicitors.
What You Will Learn
This live and interactive session will cover the following:
- The decision in McFarlane
- The law before McFarlane
- Logic of decision
- What it decided and what it did not decide: contractual claims
- The decision in Parkinson
- The disabled child
- Limits on recoverable damages:
- Parents’ means
- To majority or beyond
- The decision in Rees
- The disabled mother
- Wrongful life claims
- Congenital Disabilities Act (Civil Liabilities) Act 1976
- The decision in Toombes
Recording of live sessions: Soon after the Learn Live session has taken place you will be able to go back and access the recording - should you wish to revisit the material discussed.