Assessment of damages in wrongful birth cases

Madden, Bill & Cockburn , Tina (2013) Assessment of damages in wrongful birth cases. Australian Civil Liability, 10(1), pp. 6-9.


More than ten years has passed since the High Court of Australia confirmed the recoverability of damages for the cost of raising a child in the well know decision of Cattanach v Melchior . A recent decision of the Supreme Court of New South Wales was widely anticipated as potentially providing a comprehensive discussion of the principles relevant to the assessment of damages in wrongful birth cases.

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ID Code: 76128
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: No
Keywords: wrongful birth, damages, tort, civil liability
ISSN: 1449-6127
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
Deposited On: 11 Sep 2014 05:49
Last Modified: 12 Feb 2015 00:18

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