A Connecticut woman who was artificially inseminated with the wrong sperm gave birth to a healthy baby boy, her attorney said on Wednesday.
Laura Howard last year sued an infertility clinic in Bridgeport, Connecticut, after her doctor informed her that she had mistakenly been injected with sperm from a man who is not her fiance, lawyer Bruce Jacobs said.
Howard, a 40-year-old nurse, gave birth on Tuesday to a 6-pound, 1-ounce baby boy, and DNA tests are under way to confirm the child’s paternity, Jacobs said.
“While she’s thrilled to have this baby, this error has made her life much more complicated in terms of her relationship with her fiance,” he told Reuters.
A lawyer for the infertility clinic was not immediately available for comment.