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Couples Sue Fertility Clinic Following Fragile X Births

Two couples have successfully sued a New York fertility doctor and clinic after their children were born with Fragile X syndrome. According to ABC News, two children were born with the genetic disorder that causes intellectual and developmental delays, even though their parents were told their egg donors were genetically screened. The parents are seeking compensation for raising the children with disabilities and medical costs. After the children were born, the egg donors were tested and found to be carriers of the Fragile X mutation, according to ABC News. Attorneys for the fertility clinic attempted to argue that the lawsuits were filed too late. However, the New York Court of Appeals ruled that the usual circumstances of the cases made them different than most malpractice cases. Rather than siding with the clinic, which argued that the statute of limitations began counting down when the women ended fertility treatment after becoming…
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