Doctor’s failing leads to incredible IVF blunder: First known ‘grade A’ incident occurs as a child is born with cystic fibrosis due to its parents’ screening tests being discarded



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.
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14 December 2017 in Health, Views: 41
Source: Daily Mail
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