Prenatal wrongful death


The death of a foetus, through malpractice in amniocentesis for example, is not recognized as a cause for legal action in most common law jurisdictions. This is primarily because there is a requirement that one have had live birth in order to be a legal person. Because laws concerning the unborn are still in major transition in many countries, wrongful death of a foetus is not a criminal offence.

Related Problems:
Life Death
Medicine Reproductive system
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 5: Gender Equality
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST