wrongful birth


wrongful birth

noun

Definition of WRONGFUL BIRTH

:  a malpractice claim brought by the parents of a child born with a birth defect against a physician or health-care provider whose alleged negligence (as in diagnosis) effectively deprived the parents of the opportunity to make an informed decision whether to avoid or terminate the pregnancy; also :  the birth or injury at issue in such a claim

First Known Use of WRONGFUL BIRTH

1979

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