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Prof. Berg Quoted on Proposed Law on “Wrongful Birth” Lawsuits

March 23, 2012

Professor Paula Berg was quoted in the American Independent about a proposed Arizona law that would ban so-called “wrongful birth” lawsuits. These lawsuits typically allege that a doctor failed to perform certain tests that could have diagnosed a prenatal condition.

“This statute is part of a trend to undermine women’s choices,” said Paula Berg, a law professor at the City University of New York School of Law, who teaches malpractice and public-health law. “It’s letting doctors apply a different standard of care to reproductive-health care.”

Prof. Berg teaches Public Health Law and Disability Law, among other courses. Her research interests include doctor-patient issues, patients’ rights, legal definitions of health, illness and disability, public health, and mental health law. Her articles have appeared in Yale Review of Law & Policy, Boston University Law Review, and Rutgers Law Review.

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