I'd be interested to know why the woman asked for DNA tests in the first
place. Behavior problems? Physical characteristics differences? A racial slant?
Just wonderin . . .
Lawsuit time! My take is the that the U bears some legal responseablity from a
negligence standpoint. While this unit is out of business and Lippert is
deceased, it was a Universtity facility. Being able to trace paternity is not
an unreasonable expectation. They goofed up in a big way.
"They also cannot confirm or deny, based on limited documentation, that
Lippert's actions were either intentional or accidental."How could this be accidental? I doubt Mr. Lipert's job description
mentioned anything regarding his sperm.
I'm sorry, I don't see what the big deal is. The Baumans got the
children they wanted, whether they were from the same donor doesn't really
matter at this point. It was a mix up and irresponsible of the U to not be more
on top of things, but really what difference does it make now. The only thing
that would matter is if the children need a bone marrow transplant or something
to that affect.We had one daughter through artificial insemination in the
early 80's They didn't tell you who the donor is. All we asked is
that they had the same blood type as my husband and I. Turns out the donor
didn't, our child was born with a different blood type. It was frustrating
but not that big of a deal. We have two adopted children and the one
artificial inseminated child. They are OUR children, nothing could change the
way we feel about our children. The U screwed up, a decade or more ago. The
program is no longer at the U. The U apologized, let's move on.
Excuses! Excuses! Excuses! Cover-up! Cover-up! Cover-up! Knowing ones
biological make-up is far more than the medial history. We are born with
attributes which we inherit, personality traits which make each of us unique.
Children conceived through donor sperm deserve to know about him.
"Mix up" is definitely a watered-down term for a serious offense.
Shades of "mis-spoke" vs "lie"!
I honestly don't know what to think about this. However she does have a
daughter and a son... it makes you wonder if there is a problem with the child
and is angry because maybe she thinks he does things because of the biological
father? I dunno it is a quandary for sure.
"The harms or burdens associated with that information probably outweigh the
benefits that people might gain," Translation: "We have
enough of a black eye already. Why would we also want a bloody nose?"
The U won't admit wrong doing but at least they are getting their fight
song politically correct.
Shades of Cecil Jacobson! Remember him?
I understand the fact that the many if not all persons are deceased or
unavailable but the plea that the records are incomplete is an indicator of a
wide problem.The U of U is a JCAHO accredited hospital, a research
facility and school of medicine and nursing. To cop a plea that records are
incomplete indicates sloppy and less than professional management and a rather
cavalier attitude that may be pervasive through out the entire organization.What's done is done, but I hope what is being done now is
documented better than in the past.