I thought really hard about not responding in this thread as it has been dormant a few days, but I wanted to add something. I have not yet seen any conclusive (or even convincing) evidence that any test was botched, or that any lab or any doctors made any mistakes in this case and here is why. Testing of the fetus often meets with inconclusive results. Samples of tissue or fluid are removed from the womb, and it is not rare that maternal tissues end up being the ones examined. The sample from the womb must be grown in a lab to have "enough" for an analysis. They may have obtained a DNA sample of the mother or the placentae, which would correctily identify as female and inactive carrier. ANY mother undergoing CV sampling or Amniocentesis FOR SURE is told before the procedure takes place that is IS NOT 100% (and if not, it would have been filed as a medical malpractice suit, not a wrongful life suit). The thing is, outside of that, even if it was a botched false test result, I think its super sketchy for the parents to BLAME the doctors for the misfortune of their son, and as a result, themselves. I researched for about 35 seconds and found this article on trisomy 22 mosaic (is full compatible with life???)http://www.medgen.ubc.ca/wrobinson/mosaic/trisomy22.htm
I invite anyone to check it out. You will see that trisomy 22 is NOT able to be reliably tested for. 2 points that I feel need making,
1) The article clearly states that trisomy 22 MAY be diagnosed prenatally and can show up from placental or fetal tissue. If placental, the fetus MAY BE NORMAL, if fetal the outcome is VARIABLE. Think about this in terms of how the parents made their decision. Seems they were ONLY willing to accept a COMPLETELY normal child. What does this say?
2) In 4/6 cases where the prenatal tests diagnosed Trisomy 22, the child showed NO anomalies at birth. A reverse result is also presented.
So, I read one article that has led me to think that a single test for this is not enough to be conclusive about the resulting child, not by far. How is it do you think, that the parents thought different?
There are many questionable circumstances from all sides about this case that I have seen thus far.