A wrongful birth suit in the UK:

Stacy Dow, 21, of Perth, launched her claim against Tayside University Hospitals NHS Trust for “the financial burden” of raising her daughter, Jayde, whom she had when she was 16.

Her lawyers argue that, as a result of the failed termination, she suffered loss, injury and damage and “an impediment in her ability to obtain employment in consequence of her care for the child”.

The hospital is contesting the case at Perth Sheriff Court, arguing that Miss Dow was given no guarantees that the termination would succeed.

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