2018: World Down Syndrome Day

2018: World Down Syndrome Day

Every year since 2006, March 21st has been known as the World Down Syndrome Day (“WDSD”). This date is a symbol in itself: “3/21” or the 21st day of the 3rd month was chosen to represent the triplication, instead of the usual duplication of the 21st chromosome which...
Undetected Down syndrome: Limoges Hospital Convicted

Undetected Down syndrome: Limoges Hospital Convicted

  On April 20, 2017, the Limoges Hospital was convicted for not having diagnosed Down syndrome in a baby girl prior to her birth in 2010. The parents of baby girl Maylis, who has Down syndrome, have been attempting for several years to press charges against the...
Down syndrome: Parents press charges against Limoges Hospital

Down syndrome: Parents press charges against Limoges Hospital

This past March 30, 2017, the French administrative court in Limoges examined the case of a couple who gave birth to a child with Down’s syndrome in 2010. The parents accuse the doctor for not diagnosing their child’s handicap. Pregnant with her third child, a mother...