Georgia Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Alleging Sperm Donor Lied About Mental Health Conditions.

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Two years ago, a Georgia family filed a lawsuit in Fullerton County, alleging negligence on the part of a sperm donor facility. According to the claim, the sperm that the facility sold to the family came from a donor who had lied about his previous medical conditions, specifically his severe mental health conditions. As a result, according to the suit, the child of the family has suffered all his life with severe depression.

However, as the presiding judge pointed out in dismissing the case, wrongful birth lawsuits are not allowed in Georgia, and this family’s merely attempted to disguise a wrongful birth suit by claiming negligence and false advertising, among other things. That being said, the judge expressed concern over the level of regulation the sperm donation facility had over the sperm that it sold, yet reiterated that until the law was changed, the suit could not be brought.

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