A few years ago, Deborah Campano gave birth to a beautiful baby boy. However, he was not perfect. Campano sued her doctor, Dr. James Delahunty, for “wrongful birth.” She believes the doctor acted incompetently because he did not encourage her to abort when he saw signs that the developing boy had Down syndrome.
Campano sued and won – to the tune of more than $1 million. Her case is but one in a growing trend of wrongful-birth cases.
Today, 27 states allow wrongful-birth suits.
Gone are the days when physicians simply had to worry about suits over a patient’s death. Now doctors, regardless of their personal conviction, are required to participate in weeding out the “unfit” or they could lose millions in court.