TRUMBULL, Conn. (WTNH) — A now-closed Connecticut fertility clinic is the subject of a lawsuit claiming that the incorrect egg-sperm combination resulted in a child that the child is a different race and unrelated to their family.
A British couple who were unable to conceive a child on their own turned to CT Fertility P.C. located in Trumbull, Connecticut to undergo Invitro Fertilization (IVF).
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The first baby, born in 2016, was via an anonymous egg donor and utilizing the husband’s sperm. In 2018, the couple underwent the same embryo-transfer procedure in hopes of a sibling for the first child, which was to be genetically related with the same egg donor and father.
A second son was born in August of 2018, however, the couple noted that the baby boy had a darker complexion and appeared to be a different race. The lawsuit states, “The baby…appeared to be a different race, which would not be possible with medical probability if the correct sperm and egg donor were used.”
Both children underwent DNA tests and the results showcased that the second child is not a full sibling. Results showed that the father of the first not being the biological father of the second. The couple also worries about what happened to their original embryos with the correct egg-sperm combination potentially destroyed or implanted in to another woman.
Within the lawsuit filed on behalf of the couple, twenty-four counts were outlined including negligence on behalf of the company as well as the doctor, emotional distress, reckless misconduct, breach of contract and additional charges stemming from the procedure.