IVF SHOCK: Fertility clinic in Spain compensates couple after discovering that another man fathered their twins

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IVF: The embryos were successfully transferred to the mother who carried and gave birth to the twins in 2016 after a normal pregnancy (file image). Photo: Shutterstock


A FERTILITY clinic must compensate a Bilbao couple with €230,000 after discovering that another man fathered their twin sons.

Throughout 2015 the couple underwent IVF fertility treatment and the woman’s eggs were fertilised by the husband’s sperm.

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The embryos were successfully transferred to the mother who carried and gave birth to the twins in 2016 after a normal pregnancy.

A year later a routine blood test revealed “incompatibility” between the father’s blood group and the twins’.


Analyses carried out by a laboratory specialising in genetics confirmed that there was “absolutely no doubt” that he was not the children’s biological father.

A Madrid court has now found the clinic guilty of negligence in the “care, conservation, transfer, identification and handling of reproductive material” and ordered the clinic to pay €40,000 to each of the children, €50,000 to the mother and €100,000 to the father.






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