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    $1 Million Embryo Mix-Up

    $1 Million Embryo Mix-Up STORY HERE

    A California woman has been awarded $1 million in damages to settle a malpractice lawsuit against a fertility specialist who accidentally implanted her with the wrong embryos, then hid the mistake until her baby was 10 months old, her lawyer said.

    The embryos Susan Buchweitz received at a San Francisco clinic were intended for a married couple who underwent in-vitro fertilization the same day using the husband's sperm and a different egg donor. The couple is now seeking custody of the 3-year-old son Buchweitz has raised since birth.

    "The whole thing is creepy," said Nancy Hersh, Buchweitz's lawyer in her civil suit against the clinic, its lead doctor and its former embryologist.

    The settlement, made public Monday, arose from allegations that both the infertility doctor, Steven L. Katz, and Imam El-Danasouri, the scientist who incubated the embryos and allegedly provided the wrong ones, knew of the mix-up within minutes of Buchweitz's June 15, 2000, in-vitro fertilization procedure.
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