Wrongful Life Action Legal Definition

What is Wrongful Life Action?” 

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Wrongful Life Action legal definition:  Wrongful life actions are malpractice claims brought by or on behalf of a child born with a birth defect. The action alleges that the child would never have been born if not for the negligent advice and or treatment given to the parents via their physician.

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Wrongful Life Action in Medical Malpractice Cases

Wrongful life claims can be decided as medical malpractice cases based on the notion that negligent information or treatment was given to the parents of the yet-to-be-born child. However, it is important to note that wrongful life claims are hard to pursue in court as the basis of the injury claimed is not the birth defect but the life itself and there is no legally established right to not be born.

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