Parents Sue For Millions After Daughter Born With Down Syndrome
An Oregon hospital is facing a multi-million dollar lawsuit from a couple who say doctors wrongly assured them that their baby would not be born with Down syndrome.
The parents say they made a decision to proceed with their pregnancy after doctors at Legacy Health in Portland, Ore. told them numerous times that prenatal tests “definitely ruled out Down syndrome,” according to court papers.
But the couple’s daughter, who is now 4-years-old, was born with the chromosomal disorder. Now, they’re suing for $7 million, the amount the parents estimate it will cost to care for the girl throughout her life.
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The hospital declined to comment since the case is currently at trial, but experts say that reading the results of prenatal tests can be tricky, reports KATU, the ABC affiliate in Portland, Ore. To read more click here.