Asian couple in the US sues IVF clinic for birth of wrong babies

An Asian couple in New York claims to have conceived wrong children through an IVF procedure. The couple who gave birth to two boys say that the children are not of Asian descent. A lawsuit has been filed by the couple in the wake of the incidence; in addition, the couple wishes to relinquish custody of the children, reports suggests.

The couple has only been identified as AP and YZ, owning to issues of privacy and to avoid incidence of ‘embarrassment and humiliation’.

Moreover, the couple states they had tried for years to get pregnant and had even spent $100,000 (£80,000) on the IVF procedures, in addition to travel costs, laboratory fees, medication and other costs. After giving birth on March 30, sources quote the couple “was shocked to see that the babies they were told were formed using both of their genetic material did not appear to be.”

As per reports, last week a lawsuit was filed in the Eastern District of New York which accuses CHA Fertility for medical malpractice and intentional infliction of emotional distress.

Although the fertility clinic in California has not commented on allegations made by the couple, earlier signs of scan suggested scepticism. For instance, the scan revealed that the couple was expecting boys, although the doctors had reportedly said that they had not used male embryos during the treatment. Furthermore, the doctors had also told the couple that the scan was inaccurate. Moreover, the lawsuit states that in addition to the children not being related to the parents, they were not related to each other as well.

“Our goal in filing this lawsuit is to obtain compensation for our clients’ losses, as well as to ensure that this tragedy never happens again,” the lawyers for the couple commented in a statement.