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A mom of a 4-year-old son with special needs is suing a British hospital alleging they unsuccessful to exam for a condition — otherwise she would’ve had an abortion.
Edyta Mordel, 33, of Reading, wants roughly $250,000 in remuneration for a cost of lifting her son, Aleksander, who was diagnosed with Down syndrome in a box termed “wrongful birth,” according to The Mirror.
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“Miss Mordel would have been offering an termination and she and her partner, Aleksander’s father Lukasz Cieciura, concluded they would have consummated a pregnancy,” Mordel’s lawyer, Clodagh Bradley QC, told a High Court in London, a opening reported.
Mordel, who is creatively from Poland, said she was given a all-clear during 12 weeks into a pregnancy, desiring a exam had been carried out.
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“I was reassured so many times all was alright, that a pregnancy was fine,” Mordel said, according to a Daily Mail.
But lawyers for a NHS showed that a sonographer available “Down’s screening declined” in her medical notes.
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And when she gave birth via C-section during a Royal Berkshire Hospital in January 2015, her medical records available Mordel was “very dissapoint and angry” when Aleksander was diagnosed with Down syndrome.
Lawyer Michael de Navarro QC, for a NHS sanatorium trust, explained that it was comparatively common for trusting mothers to decrease screenings when they schooled a test carried a 2 percent miscarriage risk.
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While Mordel insisted she always wanted a screening, NHS discipline systematise seeking about a screening during a after appointment, once declined, as “harassment.”
The Daily Mail reports that relatives have been released millions in other “wrongful birth” cases, while Mordel’s box is still ongoing.