Wrongful Birth

Mordel v Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust [2019] EWHC 2591 (QB)  This article originally appeared in Issue 3 (November 2019). The Claimant succeeded in establishing liability in this unusual wrongful birth claim before Mr Justice Jay.  Background  She alleged that the Defendant’s failure to carry out screening for Down’s syndrome…

Damages and the scope of duty

Meadows v Khan [2019] EWCA Civ 152 This article originally appeared in Issue 1 (May 2019). In this case the Court of Appeal confirmed that when considering the question of liability for damages in negligence for wrongful birth, the correct test was the ‘scope of duty’ test in Australia Asset…