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.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)1417-1420
Numero di pagine4
RivistaTHE JOURNAL OF MATERNAL-FETAL & NEONATAL MEDICINE
Volume2011
DOI
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2011

Keywords

  • congenital rubella syndrome
  • ethics

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