Wrongful Birth and Wrongful Life Action: Does Vietnamese Legal System Practice?

Nguyen Thi Bao Anh, Truong Kim Phung


Wrongful birth and wrongful life is a complex issue of Tort law the world over. The vast majority of wrongful birth and wrongful life claims for medical malpractice are brought in the tort of negligence. Increasingly, parents have become more knowledgeable about the various reproductive options available, and there has evolved a body of jurisprudence that has defined and defended the exclusive right of individuals to make their own decisions about conception and childbearing. Besides, seeking damages (economic and non-economic damage) are also essential issues. By introducing and comparing the legal principles of some legal systems, the paper clarifies the general picture of wrongful birth and wrongful life action. This work seeks to answer the question, “does the Vietnamese legal system practice wrongful birth and wrongful life action?” To answer the question, the research paper applies the method of analyzing and comparing some tort law systems related to the content.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.22158/jar.v4n3p98


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