Wrongful Birth

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Service: Claims Management Injury: Unwanted Pregnancy, Wrongful Birth

The following information was requested:

In relation to the (2019/20) financial year please state how many claims you paid out where the injury code has been “wrongful birth” and what was the total paid out in damages and the total in costs for those claims. Please state how many of the claims involved the birth of children who were healthy, how much the damages were for those cases and what the total sum paid out was in those cases.

NOTE: The breakdown per year should be on the basis of the year in which the payment was made regardless of when the incident took place of when the claim was lodged.

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