Another trial involving one of the three couples whose in vitro fertilization process resulted in embryos implanted in the wrong woman claims the California fertility clinic after they discovered that their biological son was born to another set of parents who living in New York.
Anni and Ashot Manukyan, who claim they found out their biological son after experiencing the heartbeat of their own failed IVF trial, which unknowingly involved two embryos from a stranger, spoke for the first time Wednesday saying The CHA Fertility Center has set them "through a living hell."
In March, the New York couple gave birth to a pair of twin boys from two different embryos, none of whom were theirs ̵
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"CHA [Fertility Clinic] puts three families through a living hell, And our lives will ever be the same. We struggled to get our boy back, and now we will struggle to make sure that this never happens again, "said Ashot Manukyan, who, with his wife Anni filed the lawsuit with the Supreme Court of California, Los Angeles County.
They further claimed that the clinic led them back to a cheek stick that they had said was routine control, but was a blunt attempt to obtain DNA information to determine if the boy in New York their son was actually.
The manuscans, Glendale, said that even after they had learned about the birth of their biological son, the clinic would not tell them where he was located referring to HIPAA violations.
Anni Manukyan claims that she was hospitalized for two days because of stress-related illness after learning that another woman had unknowingly born her biological son across the country.
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According to the couple's lawyers, they filed a habeas corpus request in the family law in an attempt to get the custody of their son as they eventually did .
Yumi Lee, the center's COO, did not immediately respond to Fox News & # 39; request comments.
"This incredible series of events demonstrates CHA [Fertility Clinic] 's shocking incompetence," Adam Wolf, the couple's lawyer, from Peiffer Wolff Carr and Kane. "While I have handled hundreds of cases of fertility failure, this tragedy at CHA is among the most egregious I've seen. Anni and Ashot put all their faith and confidence in CHA. In return, CHA gave Anni and Ashot lies, excuses and heartache. will not rest until this multinational company is held accountable. "
The couple's lawsuit names the center, CHA Health Systems, Lee and owner and physician director Joshua Berger and Laboratory Director Simon Hong. It follows a filed by the New York couple who were involved in the mix-up who said they first raised the alarm after an ultrasound technology told the couple, they expected twin boys, despite choosing to release two female embryos.
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The couple, identified only as A.P. and Y.Z. In their lawsuit, they repeatedly were assured of the pregnancy that they were expecting girls, and even Berger had said that his own wife's sonogram reading had been wrong for his child's sex. But when the woman gave birth in March via Imperial section, it was two boys, none of whom shared their parents' Asian ethnicity. Further studies revealed that the boys were not even genetically related to each other.
That couple said they suffered "permanent emotional injuries that they will not recover."