Kerrie Evans (pictured above) readily admitted to a Montana judge Wednesday that she would have aborted her daughter if she had known that her baby had cystic fibrosis; but she didn’t find out until after her daughter was born.
Now, she is suing her doctor for allegedly failing to test her unborn daughter for the condition, according to the Bozeman Daily Chronicle. Named in the lawsuit are Bozeman OBGYN Dr. William Peters, nurse Peggy Scanson and Livingston HealthCare. Evans wants $14.5 million in damages for the cost of raising her daughter, medical expenses and emotional distress, according to the report.
The trial began Wednesday. Evans told the judge that she was excited when she found out that she was pregnant for the first time in 2009; but because she was in her late 30s, she and her husband, Joe, wanted to test their baby for any abnormalities, the report states.
She claimed that Peters and Scanson failed to give her the test that she requested. However, attorneys for the defendants said Evans did not read the information that her doctor provided and did not show interest in being tested for cystic fibrosis.
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