It has been unveiled through an up-to-date report that the IVF supervisor, Christopher James, has been taken to the NSW Supreme Court for the case of wrongful birth filed against her. She is accused of showing improper care during birth of a baby despite the IVF being performed under her supervision.
The report has revealed that a boy, Keeden Waller, tended to suffer a severe stroke just after four days of his birth. It is being said that the son of Lawrence and Debbie Waller was conceived through the IVF procedure but with a defective genome. He then got severe brain damage, which has made him disabled.
As per the report, the boy would not be able to walk or talk ever. The parents believed that the stroke that made the child disabled forever was inherited by him from his father who also had a rare blood clotting condition, antithrombin deficiency, which causes such strokes.
However, the parents have now discovered that Christopher James, the Manager of the IVF, was aware of the 50% chances of the occurrence of the father’s disease in the child. But, her careless attitude towards her duty has made their baby boy to suffer for the whole life.
On finding the same, the parents have sued the doctor to the Court for her criminal act and are claiming to compensate an amount of $10 million for their disabled child’s care throughout his life. Nevertheless, it has been further revealed that the lawyers of the doctor are defending her saying that stroke could also have occurred in case the child had not inherited the disorder.
Further, it is being said that Dr. James had previously suggested the parents to take advice of a genetic counselor and gave them a number too, but they did not go for it. Thus, the hearing results are yet to be seen.