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

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

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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 😂😂👹👹👹

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