Pa. Law Against Wrongful Birth Suits Struck Down

Law360, Philadelphia (November 15, 2012, 5:36 PM EST) -- The Pennsylvania Superior Court on Wednesday struck down a law prohibiting lawsuits for wrongful birth and wrongful life, finding the law violated a provision of the state's constitution that requires any piece of legislation to pertain to a single subject.

In doing so, the three-judge panel overturned a trial court decision tossing the claims of Rebecca and Lawrence Sernovitz, who sued Holy Redeemer Health System Inc. and several doctors and nurses. The Sernovitzes allege the hospital failed to report that Rebecca carried a gene mutation that...
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