Doctor’s Failing Leads to Incredible IVF Blunder
December 15, 2017
(Daily Mail) – An IVF baby was born with cystic fibrosis after a doctor failed to properly read the results of its parents’ screening tests. The first-known ‘grade A’ incident, which is the most severe, took place after a doctor did not sign or input the results into the patients’ medical records, resulting in them not being identified as carriers of the condition, according to a Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) report. Other ‘areas for concern’ include the number of adverse events as a result of IVF increasing from 497 in 2015 to 540 last year, the report found.