Florida Woman Who Was Impregnated By Doctor's Sperm Awarded $5.25M

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A Florida woman who was unknowingly impregnated by her doctor's sperm has been awarded $5.25 million in federal court.

The settlement comes nearly four years after Cheryl Rousseau filed a lawsuit against Dr. John Coates III, claiming he impregnated her with his own sperm in a 1977 procedure. Rousseau says she had selected the sperm of a medical student who resembled her husband.

The couple discovered the deception after their now-adult son submitted to a DNA test that identified Coates as his father.

How did this deception cause $5.25 million worth of pain and suffering?


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