Cattanach v Melchior : babies, blessings and burdens

White, Benjamin P. (2004) Cattanach v Melchior : babies, blessings and burdens. Queensland Lawyer, 24, pp. 296-305.

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This article considers the High Court decision of Cattanach v Melchior, which permitted the recovery of damages for the cost of raising a child born through medical negligence. It discusses the reasoning in each of the judgments and seeks to identify themes so as to explain the divide between the majority and minority. It also considers the impact of legislative intervention in Queensland and New South Wales.

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ID Code: 57061
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Tort law, Medical negligence, Wrongful birth
ISSN: 0312-1658
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100) > Tort Law (180126)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Research Centres > Australian Centre for Health Law Research
Current > Schools > School of Law
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2004 Thomson Reuters
Deposited On: 08 Feb 2013 00:49
Last Modified: 28 Feb 2013 02:38

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