Parents Sue Doctor Over Baby's Disabilities
A couple in Florida has filed suit against a Palm Beach Gardens doctor for not informing them that their child would be born with severe physical disabilities.
Rodolfo Santana and Ana Mejia allege Dr. Marie Morel failed to conduct ultrasounds that would have detected their unborn child's disabilities. The couple claim they would have aborted their son, Bryan, had they known he would be born with no arms and only one leg.
The couple is seeking $9 million from Morel to cover the cost of lifetime care for Bryan, who was born in 2008.
Morel's attorney claims that the couple refused amniocentesis, a test of the amniotic fluid which would have detected Bryan's disabilities.