Parents may sue their doctors for “wrongful birth” if their child has the possibility of a defect, according to the Iowa Supreme Court.
Divorced couple Jeremy and Pamela Plowman say they would have aborted their son in the womb had they known his 22-week ultrasound showed his head was slightly small — and therefore had a slim chance of having cerebral palsy.
Both parents are suing for “medical negligence” and seeking money for the costs of raising their son, mental anguish and loss of income. A lower court ruled against the Plowmans, but the state Supreme Court decided they could go ahead with their lawsuit.
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