Welcome back for another week of What’s Next, where we report on the intersection of law and technology. Following a series of nightmarish reproductive malpractice suits in California, Dov Fox, director of the University of San Diego’s Center for Health Law Policy and Bioethics, takes us through how challenging it can be for patients to get justice. Plus, we prophesize the future of blockchain-based offerings after the first U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission-approved token sale under Regulation A+. And here’s what the legal community thinks about the Federal Trade Commission’s $5 billion settlement with Facebook. Let’s chat: Email me at [email protected] and follow me on Twitter at @a_lancaster3.Dov Fox is the director of the University of San Diego’s Center for Health Law Policy and Bioethics.
The Law Has No Answer for a High-Tech Baby Boom
After thousands of dollars of in vitro fertilization treatments and nine months of pregnancy, a New York couple was forced to give up the twins they birthed. It turns out CHA Fertility Center, the Los Angeles clinic the couple sought IVF treatment at, mixed up the embryos of three patients, resulting in two of the couples having to give up children to their genetic parents. Now, those parents are suing.
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