Monday, September 19, 2011

LSN: Couple who would have aborted disabled son awarded $4.5 million for ‘wrongful birth’

If this one doesn't shock and horrify you, I don't know what will.

WEST PALM BEACH, FL, September 19, 2011 ( – A jury has awarded the West Palm Beach parents of a child born with no arms and one leg $.4.5 million. The couple claimed that had they known of their unborn son’s disabilities before he was born, they would have aborted him.
“I have no words,” an overjoyed Mejia said in her native Spanish. She and her husband said that the award would make a huge difference in their son Bryan’s life.
The jury of four men and two women found Palm Beach Gardens obstetrician Dr. Marie Morel and an ultrasound technician 85% and 15% negligent, respectively, for failing to properly read sonograms. The amount they awarded is half the $9 million Ana Mejia and Rodolfo Santana were seeking.