Congenital rubella syndrome: seeking damages to be born. Ethical, medical and public health consideration

Maria Luisa Di Pietro, Andrea Virdis, Daniele De Luca, Emanuele Verghini

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Abstract

A case of congenital rubella syndrome has been the reason to seek damages but a Civil Court of Rome sentenced against this and in favor of sued doctors. We discussed the high level of social attention and the feeling present in our western culture behind the request for damages. Legal considerations above the Italian abortion Law is provided to understand the framework of the court decision. Ethical, medical, and public health issues are commented and compared with the Perruche’s case.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1417-1420
Number of pages4
JournalTHE JOURNAL OF MATERNAL-FETAL & NEONATAL MEDICINE
Volume2011
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Keywords

  • congenital rubella syndrome
  • ethics

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