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Chapter 5 - Prenatal Diagnosis, Screening and Wrongful Birth

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  22 April 2022

Swati Jha
Affiliation:
Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield
Eloise Power
Affiliation:
Sergeants’ Inn, London
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Summary

The claimant had a baby with Down’s syndrome in her first pregnancy. It was stated by the claimant that two opportunities to carry out screening for Down’s syndrome were missed, and that had this been offered and detected the underlying abnormality, it would have led to a termination of the pregnancy.

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Lessons from Medicolegal Cases in Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Improving Clinical Practice
, pp. 55 - 68
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2022

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