Clive Coleman outside the Court of Appeal
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Foetal alcohol appeal dismissed by Court of Appeal

A child born with foetal alcohol syndrome is not legally entitled to compensation after her mother drank excessively while pregnant, the Court of Appeal has ruled.

The seven-year-old girl was born with severe brain damage and is now in care.

Lawyers argued her mother had poisoned her foetus but appeal judges ruled she had not committed a criminal offence.

Clive Coleman reports.

  • 04 Dec 2014
  • From the section UK