A California couple is suing a fertility clinic after giving birth to a stranger’s child, saying they were given the wrong embryo during in vitro fertilization (IVF).
At an emotional press conference, Daphna Cardinale said her memories of childbirth “would always be tainted,” adding that she was struggling to explain the situation to her older daughter who had lost the little sister she “fell in love with.”
The Cardinals are suing the Los Angeles-based fertility center, the California Center for Reproductive Health (CCRH), as well as In VitroTech Labs, an embryology lab.
The lawsuit alleges medical malpractice, negligence and fraudulent concealment. Neither company responded to a request for comment from BBC News.
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