Former fertility doctor accused of impregnating more women with own sperm
April 05, 2018 - 2:45 PM
OTTAWA - A law firm pursuing a class-action suit against a former Ottawa fertility doctor says it has evidence indicating he fathered 11 children by impregnating patients with his own sperm.
Two years ago, an Ottawa family filed a proposed class-action lawsuit against Dr. Norman Barwin, alleging he is the biological father of their daughter, now an adult.
In a statement, law firm Nelligan O'Brien Payne says DNA investigation now shows Barwin is the biological father in 11 cases where the intention was to use the sperm of the male of the couple or, in other cases, a specific anonymous sperm donor.
The firm says it has also become aware of at least another 16 individuals conceived through Barwin's practice who are not a biological match to the intended father.
None of the allegations against Barwin has been proven in court.
Karen Hamway, a lawyer for Barwin, had no comment on the latest accusations.
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