‘Unimaginable mishap’: IVF patient gives birth to other couples’ babies, lawsuit alleges

A New York couple expecting twin girls sued a fertility clinic after they reportedly had two boys who they had to return to their biological parents.

The unidentified Asian-American couple reportedly underwent in vitro fertilization at CHA Fertility Clinic and gave birth in March. They’re now accusing the clinic of concealing a mix-up which not only resulted in them having two boys who weren’t of Asian-American descent but belonged to two other couples, according to CBS.

The New York Post reported that suspicions arose when ultrasound technicians informed the couple that they were expecting twin boys, not girls. They reached out to the clinic’s owners, Dr. Joshua Berger and Simon Hong, who dismissed the sonograms as “not a definitive test,” the lawsuit stated.

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It’s unclear what happened to the embryos that were supposed to be implanted last year. The two boys’ biological parents were reportedly also patients at the New York clinic.

The plaintiffs were said to have spent roughly $100,000 on IVF, including medication, laboratory fees, travel, and other related costs. The lawsuit accuses the fertility clinic of medical malpractice and negligence and seeks compensation for the emotional distress caused by the “unimaginable mishap.”

The couple’s lawyer told CBS that his clients are suing “to ensure that this tragedy never happens again.”

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