NY High Court Says 'Wrongful Birth' Claims Start At Birth

Law360, Los Angeles (December 14, 2017, 9:45 PM EST) -- New York’s highest court ruled Thursday in favor of two couples claiming they wouldn’t have had children through a fertility clinic had they known the egg donor was a genetic defect carrier, saying the statute of limitations began running at birth, rather than the date of the alleged medical malpractice.

In a 5-1 ruling, the Court of Appeals allowed to move forward a suit lodged by the parents, referred to in the opinion as the Dennehys and the Farbers, accusing Dr. Alan Copperman and Reproductive Medicine Associates of New York LLP of failing to timely screen the egg donor for a...

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