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PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2019 12:09 pm
 


Title: Parents suing hospital for 'wrongful pregnancy'
Category: Law & Order
Posted By: N_Fiddledog
Date: 2019-05-28 07:04:33
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https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/parents-s ... -1.4439742

"An Ontario family that ended up with a baby they didn't plan for after a mishandled sterilization procedure is suing their hospital and doctors for $800,000, claiming the cost of raising their daughter shouldn't fall on them alone.

The unusual case raises an important question about how unwanted pregnancies are handled in Canada. If a person suffers from a medical error with life-altering consequences, such as the loss of a limb, they almost always receive financial compensation. But if a family ends up with an extra baby, they're often considered lucky.

That logic isn't fair to parents struggling to make ends meet, and it effectively lets doctors off the hook for a serious medical mistake, the family said..."


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