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Cystic Fibrosis

Jury rules against Montana woman's wrongful-birth lawsuit

A Montana jury ruled Thursday against a woman who sought millions of dollars from health care providers that she said failed to diagnose her unborn daughter's cystic fibrosis.

Kerrie Evans of Gardiner had testified that she would have had an abortion if she had known her daughter, who is now 5 years old, would be born with the genetic disease. The mucus cells of a cystic fibrosis patient produce a thick and sticky fluid that damages the lungs and digestive system. While each case is different, many patients now live to be adults with proper treatment and care.

Evans' lawsuit, filed in 2011, initially sought $14.5 million in damages, including $10 million for her daughter's...