Sciuriaga v Powell: 1979

The plaintiff made a claim for the breach of a contract to terminate pregnancy by abortion.
Held: The sole reason for the continuation of the pregnancy was the doctor’s breach of contract. Damages were awarded for pain and suffering and for actual and prospective loss of earnings and for diminution of marriage prospects but not for the maintenance of the child, which were not requested.


Watkins J


(1979) 123 Solicitors Journal 406

Cited by:

CitedMacFarlane and Another v Tayside Health Board HL 21-Oct-1999
Child born after vasectomy – Damages Limited
Despite a vasectomy, Mr MacFarlane fathered a child, and he and his wife sought damages for the cost of care and otherwise of the child. He appealed a rejection of his claim.
Held: The doctor undertakes a duty of care in regard to the . .
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Contract, Damages

Updated: 08 May 2022; Ref: scu.182865