A Canadian woman decided to sue her mother’s fertility doctor after a surprise medical condition prompted her into getting her blood tested. It seems that the doctor, whose name will not be mentioned, had a habit of changing sperm samples when inseminating his patients. Even more dumbfounding, the doctor sometimes used his own sperm during the procedures.
Rebecca Dixon, the 26 years old that is suing the fertility doctor, always felt out of place at family gatherings. The olive-skinned brown-eyed beauty seems to have been Photoshopped in her family’s portraits as both her parents are fair-skinned and blue-eyed.
Most of Rebecca’s friends asked her if she was adopted. The answer was always a fierce “no,” as Davina and Daniel Dixon were her birth parents.
The first surprise came when Rebecca was diagnosed with celiac disease. The disorder is usually inherited from one of the parents, so the diagnosis came a bit as a shock.
Adoption suspicions and a newly discovered celiac disease prompted the 26 years old to get her blood tested. According to the results, she is type O-positive, while her father is AB-positive. Biologically, Daniel Dixon is not Rebecca Dixon’s dad even though 26 years ago when Davina Dixon underwent in-vitro fertilization the doctor used his sperm.
While both her mother and father feel “violated and betrayed,” Rebecca is out for blood. The woman managed to track down her mother’s fertility doctor and found out that he was already suspended from practice after wrongfully inseminating four women.
The doctor also resigned from the Canadian medical order, but that is not enough for Rebecca who feels that she has been living a lie her entire time.
Even worse, according to some sources, the unnamed doctor had a habit of replacing the donors’ sperm with his own, so it may just be possible that the 26 years old is suing her father.
Apart from the obvious charges, Rebecca’s lawyers also state that the man held no regards to the safety and health of his patients, the replacement sperm representing a health hazard. The celiac disease diagnosis only comes to prove that the man’s actions had severe consequences.
What do you think about this case? Is Rebecca entitled to sue?
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