Duquesne Law Review


The Pennsylvania Superior Court has held that although an infant cannot maintain a cause of action for wrongful life, the parents of the child can bring an action for wrongful birth and recover pecuniary expenses incurred in the care and raising of the child, but may not recover for damages for the emotional and mental distress incident to the birth.

Speck v. Finegold, 408 A.2d 496 (Pa. Super. Ct.), allocatur granted, No. 80-1-16 (Pa. 1979)

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