Down's mother sues doctors

10th November 2000 at 00:00
MARALYN Adey, the mother of a teenager with Down's Syndrome, is claiming clinical negligence by Leeds doctors and health managers in a case

that could have far-reaching implications for children with

the condition. She told the High Court that her son Kristian had been denie a heart operation as a baby because of his limited life

expectancy.

He is now 15 but suffers from shortage of breath, needs oxygen at home and often has to use a wheelchair. The authority denies negligence and discrimination against Down's Syndrome

children.


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