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Greco v. United States
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The Grecos (Plaintiff), mother and child, sought damages in an action alleging negligence on the part of physicians who, they contended, failed to detect prenatal defects and anomalies. Their purported negligence, Plaintiffs asserted, denied Greco the opportunity to terminate her pregnancy and avoid the birth of a deformed and unwanted child. On behalf of the child, the mother brought a “wrongful life” action claiming that the denial of right to terminate resulted in the child’s life of abnormality, pain and deprivation.
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