Mom Awarded $7 Million After Child Born With Disability
A Massachusetts woman will receive a $7 million settlement from four medical professionals who she says did not offer tests that could have led her to abort her child who was born with a disability.
Ran Zhuang sued a doctor, nurse practitioner, geneticist and genetic counselor at UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, Mass. claiming that they did not give her the option to undergo testing during her 2007 pregnancy even though she told them that having a typically developing child was important to her.
Zhuang says that she would have terminated her pregnancy had she known that her daughter, Annie Guo, 3, would be born with a genetic disorder. The girl now requires constant care.
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The legal settlement, which was approved by a judge this month, will help pay for the girl’s care once she reaches adulthood and is no longer eligible for many state and local support services, reports The Boston Globe. To read more click here.