A jury awarded nearly $3 million to an Oregon couple who sued after their daughter was born with Down syndrome.
Deborah and Ariel Levy sued Legacy Health System arguing that they would have aborted their baby had they known she would have Down syndrome.
Despite concerns during the pregnancy, the Levys said that doctors at the hospital repeatedly assured them that prenatal testing for Down syndrome was negative.
However, jurors determined late last week that the negligence of hospital workers led to incorrect results.
Now age 4, the Levys say their daughter needs a variety of therapies and experts indicate it’s unlikely she’ll be able to live independently as an adult. The couple say they sued in order to ensure that their daughter would be financially taken care of.
Hospital officials expressed disappointment over the verdict and said they may pursue further legal action in the case, reports The Oregonian. To read more click here.