Nov. 24, 2017, 10:45 a.m.

Mother wins £9,000,000 for 'wrongful birth' to son who should not have been born

forumTop Comments

Lucy Beth

That's just crazy. Hope the court made it clear a large percentage of that is for her to care for her son and not for her own selfish needs. What an awful thing for that child to know when he's older, that his mother claimed he was a wrongful birth and shouldnt have been born.

Dai Draycott

Ps.. Autism is not "bad luck" I have the privilege of knowing many people with autism... Unique individuals everyone of them. The world would be a darker and less interesting place without them. One is even a paralympian....

Lauren Bright

I think its disgusting! She shouldnt get a penny. A life is a life and conception is a gene lottery if you dont win you cant return the ticket! Think how that boy will feel when he finds out about this.

Susan Mitchell

It's unfortunate her child is born with haemophilia and Autism, but she should be grateful for the child she has, she has been given enough money to be able to care and provide the right care for her child for the rest of his life, for her to say she would of aborted her child if she knew about his conditions is just selfish. My eldest son has mental health issues which has effected him all of his life but I wouldn't change him for the world and I certainly wouldn't say something so cruel as to say that, love your children the best you can and provide them the right care the deserve.

Linsey Joslin

So sad i have two young sons with haemophilia A ( the most severe) and one also has adhd , autism and many problems on top of his bleeding disorder. The hospital messed up with the results i had and resulted in delay of being told my youngest son had haemophilia A i was over 20wks ( i felt i couldnt terminate) but did i go trying to vlaim money for all this .. no one knew my son would have more disabilities ( just like many other parents with their children). The care for haemophilia we are lucky to have treatment etc on nhs . She shouldnt had any money at all. She choose to have a baby and you are not always going to have a 100% healthy child...

Anneka Millington

So they got her gene test wrong that resulted in her having a baby thinking she wasn't the carrier which then after her son's birth she found out she actually was and now her son's have it. How could they get that result so wrong. In that case she did deserve a pay out for their negligence and to help care for her son.

Rosemary Diane Kaye

Good. She was doing her best to be responsible. She would never have had the child if she knew it would be sick. She was horribley betrayed. She was doing the best and most sensible thing. Not wanting to have a child that would have a disability/s, for the child's own good. And she thought she was having a healthy child. She deserves all of it and more. Poor lady and boy.

Jana Louise England

And rightly so, had she known that she had it she might have either avoided getting pregnant or had genetic testing done so she could abort. There's nothing wrong with not wanting to give birth to a child with a debilitating illness, and this is coming from a person with Autism. If I had a high risk of passing on something awful to my children then I wouldn't get pregnant, not because I wouldn't love my children, but because I wouldn't want them to have to struggle through life, be in constant pain (physical and/or mental) etc. What sort of life is it when even the tiniest things are a struggle? When the hospital is your second home because you are there so much, you need all sorts of medications and equipment just to stay alive? That's not living, it's just existing and I just couldn't let a child of mine go through that!

Darlene Reed

This is so sad, what a catastrophe I also hope this child never gets to read that he should have been an abortion. I hope 9 million is enough for his parents.

Babs West

I got pregnant with the coil, my GP did give me a list as long as your arm of possible disabilities that could affect the baby, I chose to abort... Had she not have warned me and I had a child with disabilities I too would of sued to help with the costs of looking after him/her.....

Morag Cormack Marinoni

What happenwd to every child being a gift from God? The sick children teach unselfishness and kindness to their family members. (It is not the fault of the child if that does not happen.) Sick people and their families are given the chance to fast track their way to eternal health 😇

Rachel O'Neill

I understand why she did it though-my sister has severe special needs due to trauma at birth and will need 24 hour care for the rest of her life. Whilst she is undoubtedly loved, her quality of life is not the same as others and it will take lots of resources to ensure she is well looked after. The doctors failed this woman when she wanted to ensure her offspring will have a good quality of life. Sad, but it's difficult raising a child with these issues and not everyone can cope.

Rad Dowlutta

As long as mother uses that money to pay for his care is sensible but not turn round to NHS or Social services to take responsibility of him and use taxpayers money . £ 900 000 000. to be monitored and use on the boy.. Sad case and sorry for everyone.

Dai Draycott

KA......CHING! Reeks of money grabbing to me

Carol Smith

And deserving of the money because of medical negligence.

Graham Lay

why not just put the child up for adoption?

Emma Dee

A life over money. Paper is more valuble than a life

Rita Heenan Kinsella

The poor child to be born into a horrible creature you call a mother.

Dawn Clarke

Wtf is going on that is terrible

Neha Ali Azam

She herself should not have been born as she is a carrier so who is to blame for her birth?

Arsene Wenger

The world is becoming a horrible place.

Fefe Ali

So she returned the son did she ?

Marcus P Thompson

Amazing 😂😂👹👹👹

Click to view more posts from Metro


Dec. 17, 2017, 11:45 p.m.

Oh, you silly sausages. read more

Two men had to be rescued when their sat nav took them into 3ft of icy water
29 Likes - 17 Comments


Dec. 17, 2017, 11:15 p.m.

Mr Davis used RAF jets 11 times over the past year read more

David Davis 'spent nearly £50,000 on RAF flights to Brexit meetings'
22 Likes - 19 Comments


Dec. 17, 2017, 10:45 p.m.

Police sat on the evidence for two years read more

Student wrongly accused of rape cleared by single text message
77 Likes - 36 Comments


Dec. 17, 2017, 10:25 p.m.

Police said it was 'tragic incident' read more

Missing teenager found dead after vanishing on work night out
39 Likes - 16 Comments


Dec. 17, 2017, 9:45 p.m.

She has not only left Eastenders but has quit Christmas pantos read more

EastEnders' Barbara Windsor reveals shock of feeling 'old' led her to quit panto
49 Likes - 16 Comments


Dec. 17, 2017, 9:30 p.m.

The video melted fans' heart read more

Katie Price full of pride as Harvey reads after being told he 'would never see'
644 Likes - 32 Comments


Dec. 17, 2017, 9:19 p.m.

Farah with the win! read more

Long-distance runner Mo Farah named 2017 Sports Personality of the Year
381 Likes - 17 Comments


Dec. 17, 2017, 9:15 p.m.

Griezmann has landed himself in serious trouble read more

Picture: Atletico Madrid footballer Antoine Griezmann slammed for blackface
22 Likes - 23 Comments


Dec. 17, 2017, 9 p.m.

Cheeky monkey hides her face after getting caught using her mother's make up read more

Cheeky monkey hides her face after getting caught using her mo...
44 Likes - 19 Comments


Dec. 17, 2017, 8:15 p.m.

The pair got intimate ringside read more

'Newly single' Charlotte Crosby wastes no time as she smooches Love Island star
30 Likes - 18 Comments


Dec. 17, 2017, 8 p.m.

The family pet was 'carved out', investigators said read more

Cat found almost decapitated is Croydon cat killer's 'latest victim'
24 Likes - 40 Comments


Dec. 17, 2017, 7:45 p.m.

Kevin Hart for VP? read more

Dwayne Johnson is 'seriously considering' a run for president in 2024
98 Likes - 24 Comments


Dec. 17, 2017, 7:20 p.m.

He was set to celebrate his daughter's third birthday tomorrow read more

First victim of horror multi-vehicle crash named as taxi driver Imtiaz Mohammed
118 Likes - 89 Comments


Dec. 17, 2017, 7:15 p.m.

Dog rescues friend stuck in the snow <3 read more

Dog rescues friend stuck in the snow <3
166 Likes - 18 Comments


Dec. 17, 2017, 7 p.m.

The family want to buy personalised coffins for the children read more

Family launch fundraiser to bury children killed in house fire
39 Likes - 26 Comments


Dec. 17, 2017, 6:30 p.m.

One agent said it was 'as unfair as it gets' read more

I'm A Celeb winner Toff 'to give ITV 30% of any post-jungle career earnings'
61 Likes - 21 Comments


Dec. 17, 2017, 6 p.m.

Good Samaritan rescues bird with feet frozen to pipe <3 read more

He thawed his claws
755 Likes - 33 Comments


Dec. 17, 2017, 5:45 p.m.

The car instantly exploded when she turned on the ignition read more

Mum dragged from fireball after pouring petrol inside car by mistake
101 Likes - 57 Comments


Dec. 17, 2017, 5:30 p.m.

Just don't read more

Don't even think about trying to drive home for Christmas this Friday
64 Likes - 84 Comments


Dec. 17, 2017, 5 p.m.

Some deliveries are taking twice as long as originally promised read more

Amazon Prime customers report online retailer when Christmas gifts don't show up
53 Likes - 63 Comments


Dec. 17, 2017, 4:15 p.m.

These passersby are all heroes for helping this little girl read more

These passersby are all heroes for helping this woman
340 Likes - 65 Comments


Dec. 17, 2017, 3:45 p.m.

Work and Pensions Secretary David Gauke was quizzed on the use of sanctions read more

Some benefits sanctions that forced poorest into debt 'were wrong'
24 Likes - 24 Comments


Dec. 17, 2017, 3:30 p.m.

Dylan is on course to provide gale-force winds on Christmas read more

Gale-force winds could batter UK over Christmas as Storm Dylan blows in
52 Likes - 47 Comments


Dec. 17, 2017, 1:45 p.m.

An incredible sacrifice read more

Mum will have baby she knows will die to save another child
68 Likes - 19 Comments


Dec. 17, 2017, 1:30 p.m.

🔥🔥🔥 read more

Little Mix's Jesy Nelson looks red hot for Jade Thirlwall's 25th birthday
90 Likes - 35 Comments