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Parents Awarded $2.9M in 'Wrongful Birth' Suit

Parents Awarded $2.9M in 'Wrongful Birth' Suit

Parents Awarded $2.9M in 'Wrongful Birth' Suit

Did you go through any genetic testing when you were pregnant?

Deborah Levy of Portland, OR did, and all tests indicated that her baby was healthy. But when her daughter was born four years ago, she had Down syndrome.

Levy and her partner have just been awarded a $2.9M settlement from the hospital responsible for the testing, the estimated lifetime cost of caring for someone with Down syndrome. The Levys claimed that the hospital was negligent; had their child's special needs been accurately assessed, they would have terminated the pregnancy due to the extreme cost of care.

The family's lawyer told ABC News that, “These are parents who love this little girl very, very much. Their mission since the beginning was to provide for her and that’s what this is all about.”


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