Canadians Angela Collins and Margaret Elizabeth Hanson thought they were opting for a highly educated man with an “impressive health history” when they selected a donor from a U.S.-based sperm bank to start their family, states The Globe And Mail.
However, now the couple is seeking damages for pain, suffering, and financial losses from the company Xytex Corporation in a lawsuit filed in a Georgia court last week.
Years after the birth of their son, the Port Hope, Ontario, the couple learned that they hadn’t been told their donor was a schizophrenic college dropout with a criminal record, the couple claims.
It could become a “class action lawsuit” – the Canadian couple isn’t the only one affected by the situation, according to Hersh. The suit states the donor appears to have fathered 36 children and Hersh said she had at least 15 other clients who may join the suit.