In vitro fertilisation is nothing but a process of fertilisation where an egg is then combined with sperm outside the body, in vitro. The process also involves monitoring and stimulating a woman’s ovulatory process, thereby removing the ovum or ova from the woman’s ovaries and allowing sperm to fertilise them in a liquid in a laboratory. Most cases of female infertility are caused by issues with ovulation and without ovulation, there are no eggs to be fertilized.
A 40-year-old lady who hasn’t had a baby thought that it would be her last chance to get pregnant. So she preferred a six-feet tall sperm donor to be the father of her child. She underwent a successful IVF treatment. She preferred the donor after she liked the donor’s looks, higher education and height.
But she was shocked during the final stages of pregnancy where she learnt that a baby will be born with dwarfism even after preferring the donor with height. The unborn baby boy was then detected with suspected achondroplasia. It is known to be a disorder of bone growth that prevents the change of cartilage to bone. It is also marked by large brain size and small fingers.
After the baby was born, the doctors informed the woman that the boy won’t be able to grow more than 4 feet and also his facial and features and limbs would not develop “correctly”. Annoyed by this, the woman decided to sue the sperm bank.