A wrongful birth suit nets $14 million

I’d be curious in hearing an OB’s opinion on this case:

A jury in New Brunswick has awarded a North Brunswick couple $14 million to help them with the long-term care of their 5-year-old son, who was born with a genetic birth defect that will require him to have blood transfusions the rest of his life.

The jury deliberated less than two hours on Friday after hearing evidence that the obstetrician caring for Aradhana Sharad during her pregnancy in 2000 noted that the Indian-born woman had all the genetic markers for thalassemia, a group of blood diseases that involve abnormalities in hemoglobin, the oxygen-carrying part of the red blood cells, but failed to follow up on the findings with additional tests.

(via Overlawyered)

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