What is a wrongful birth?
Wrongful birth is a term the courts use to describe the birth of a child who would not have been conceived had it not been for the negligent actions of medical professionals.
For example, if a person has a vasectomy or sterilisation procedure, they would expect that they are safe from conceiving a child. If the procedure does not work for some reason, there may be a claim for wrongful birth compensation.
Wrongful birth claims can also arise in cases where parents have not been warned that a child will be born with a specific disability, and if they had been warned would have terminated the pregnancy.