Jury awards couple $50 million in ‘wrongful birth’ lawsuit

Posted By on December 17, 2013

The fruit of the feminist movement is getting uglier every day. Will taxpayers in Washington state put up with this? 

KING COUNTY, Washington, December 16, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A jury in Washington has awarded a whopping $50 million settlement to a couple that says, if they had known their five-year-old son would be born with a genetic defect, they would have aborted him.

Brock and Rhea Wuth sued Valley Medical Center and the Laboratory Corporation of America (LabCorp) for the “wrongful birth” of their son, Oliver.

Rhea Wuth with son Oliver

Rhea Wuth with son Oliver

The couple, both of whom are teachers, had their child tested in utero for any genetic abnormalities. Tests conducted by LabCorp said the child would have a 50-50 chance of being born without any issues.

But the Wuths said Valley Medical did not send LabCorp the information about where to look for a genetic defect, causing the company to miss Oliver’s condition.

Oliver was born on July 12, 2008, with “unbalanced chromosomal translocation,” a condition in which the child inherits mismatched chromosomes from his parents, resulting in extra or missing genetic material. He cannot walk and has an IQ of less than 70, according to the Seattle Times.

The Wuths said, had they known, they would have had their child aborted. A jury in King County decided last Tuesday Valley Medical had to pay for the family’s lifelong inconvenience, awarding the couple $50 million.

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