Michael J v Los Angeles County Dept of Adoptions

Michael J v Los Angeles County Dept of Adoptions

A wrongful adoption action in which a single adoptive mother was not told about the nature of her adoptive child’s extensive birthmark—a port-wine naevus that indicated Sturge-Weber syndrome, a condition often accompanied by seizures that is expensive to treat. The physician of record refused to provide a prognosis and the adoptive mother was not told about the doctor’s refusal. The court ruled in favour of the adoptive mother.
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