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Tort/Negligence – Medical Malpractice – Wrongful Life – Ultrasound Test (access required)

Where plaintiffs are suing defendant radiologist on a theory of "wrongful life," alleging that had an ultrasound test been performed properly, serious defects in the fetus would have been identified and plaintiff parents would have had an opportunity to terminate the pregnancy, this "wrongful life" claim is not recognized in Virginia. As a result of defendants' ...