Inaccurate Prenatal Genetic Tests – Class Action Investigation
Ahdoot Wolfson is investigating potential class action lawsuits against manufacturers of prenatal genetic tests claimed to be highly reliable but that provide inaccurate results.
Positive genetic test results received by many pregnant women reportedly can be over 90 percent inaccurate for certain rare fetal genetic defects, despite the manufacturers of these tests reportedly advertising that they are reliable and highly accurate. Companies that manufacture prenatal genetic tests include:
- Quest Diagnostics
- Sequenom (now owned by LabCorp)
- Myriad Genetics
These companies profit from expecting mothers testing for these rare genetic disorders, including DiGeorge syndrome, 1p36 deletion, Cri-du-chat syndrome, Wolf-Hirschhorn syndrome, and Prader-Willi and Angelman syndromes. Positive results for some of these disorders reportedly can be wrong up to 93 percent of the time. As a result, expectant mothers may have suffered significantly, having to make extremely difficult decisions for their pregnancies based on wrong information provided by these test manufacturers.
If you received a positive test result for a genetic screening during your pregnancy that was inaccurate, you may have legal rights against the companies who provided the testing. Please fill out the contact form below, and one of Ahdoot Wolfson’s lawyers will contact you for a free consultation.