Regularly, the fertility lawyers at Peiffer Wolf are contacted by families who discover shockingly disturbing DNA testing results. In many instances, families learn that their own fertility doctor is the biological father of their child or children. As more fertility center lawsuits are filed, families who have conceived through IVF and Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) are growing concerned about the “behind-closed-doors” nature of the IVF process.
In many instances, the DNA tells a wildly different story than the fertility doctor. Unfortunately, DNA testing often directly contradicts what a fertility doctor has told his patients. We hear about fertility doctors who told parents that they were going to use anonymous sperm donations from medical students, only to find out that it was the doctor’s sperm. In other instances, we find couples who thought their own egg and sperm were being used to create embryos but later find out that it was the mother’s egg and the doctor’s sperm.
Now, families are turning to home DNA kits like 23andMe and Ancestry.com to search for answers. In many cases, the databases connect children with biological parents, as well as dozens of more distant genetic matches in their family tree. However, where many children expect to see their mother and father directly above them in that tree, they find their parent’s fertility doctor or a complete stranger.
Peiffer Wolf is nationally recognized for representing victims of reckless fertility clinics, including fertility doctor misconduct. If you or your family have been the victim of fertility doctor misconduct, please Contact the Fertility Lawyers at Peiffer Wolf for a FREE Consultation by filling out our online Contact Form or by calling 415-766-3545.
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After being contacted by a client whose embryos were lost or destroyed years ago, the attorneys of Peiffer Wolf fought to hold the fertility clinic accountable for their negligence. Once the pressure was put on the fertility clinic, more families approached us with similar stories. It was only then that we realized how rampant these problems are and how reckless certain fertility clinics and IVF facilities across the country can be. Peiffer Wolf is nationally recognized for representing victims of reckless or negligent fertility clinics, fertility doctor misconduct, and destruction or loss of eggs and embryos. If your family has been a victim of fertility clinic misconduct or fertility doctor misconduct, Contact Us by calling 415-766-3545 or by filling out an online Contact Form for a FREE Consultation.
Keep in mind that these families have entrusted their most valuable property in the entire world – their frozen embryos – to these facilities and clinics. We want to make sure that these devastating tragedies never happen again.
-Attorney Adam Wolf