to connectVideoWoman suing after giving birth to the wrong baby in a harrowing IVF mix-up
A New York city couple is suing a California fertility clinic for the implantation of the wrong embryo, which in turn leads to the birth of a baby belonging to someone else.
A New York city couple who gave birth to twins in March, after a trip to Los Angeles to undergo in-vitro fertilization, has filed a lawsuit against the clinic, claiming a mix-up that resulted in the birth of a few children, and those who have had to give up.
The couple, identified in court as A., P, Y, Z, and say that they are the first to be consulted, CHA Fertility Center in January of 2018, and that will be a first attempt at in-vitro fertilization in July and it failed. According to The New York Post, and a second attempt a month later was successful, however, the couple claimed that they raised alarms early on in the pregnancy after they were told they were wearing a pair of twins, as she was the only non-frozen, two female embryos.
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But Dr. By Joshua Berger and Simon Hong, the co-owner of the CHA Fertility Center, is said to have told the couple that the ultrasound was “not a definitive test,” with Berger, said to be the passing of a similar story, with his own wife, the parents-to-be, The New York Post reported. The couple claims they were sure that they were expecting twin girls during the entire pregnancy.
However, on March 31, 2019, (A) P gave birth to twins via an emergency c-section. Immediately, (A, P, and Y to Z and realised that the boys are not of Asian descent. A genetic test is carried out by the CHA Fertility Center’s staff, who flew to New York city after the birth, reportedly, confirmed that the boys were not genetically closely related to the A. P., or, Y, Z.
“The tests confirmed that two of the male babies that were not genetically related to each other,” the Post said, the lawsuit claims.
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According to the lawsuit, the couple was forced to give up custody of the children to their biological parents, who are also clients of the CHA Fertility Center, and more. They also do not know what became of the two female embryos.
“From a physician’s point of view, the actual extraction and collection of the transfer, there are a lot of steps that have to be involved in that process” Dr. Jessica Shephard, and OB/GYN, who was not involved in the case, told Fox News. “Whether it’s with genetics, whether it’s with the technicians, we all have a responsibility to ensure that the actual assignment is to go to the right person.”
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The couple have reportedly spent more than $100,000 in fees and expenses associated with the hospital and may have suffered permanent emotional injuries from which she will not recover.”