ERIC Number: EJ677128
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
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Keene v. Brigham and Women's Hospital, Inc.: On the Value of a Life with Mental Retardation.
Vitello, Stanley J.
Mental Retardation, v41 n5 p389-91 Oct 2003
Analysis of the Keene malpractice court case, which awarded compensatory damages to a child with severe disabilities probably contracted shortly after birth, focuses on how the court calculated life expectancy and the loss of life enjoyment, concluding discrimination against people with mental retardation, in that the decision assumes these individuals lack the capacity to experience and enjoy life. (Contains 4 references.) (DB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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