Woman sues her gynecologist of nine years after discovering she's his biological daughter, lawsuit claims

The lawsuit was brought against Dr. Morris Wortman, Rochester, New York. Jackyenjoyphotography/Getty Images
A 35-year-old woman filed a lawsuit against Dr. Morris Wortman, Rochester, New York.

Wortman was accused in a double sex incident where he used his sperm for multiple patients.

After a DNA test, the woman discovered that Wortman was her biological dad.

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A New York-based fertility specialist was sued by a woman who claimed he is her biological father and used his own fertile eggs to infertilize patients without their consent.

According to the Associated Press the woman, 35, accused Dr. Morris Wortman, his Rochester clinic, Center for Menstrual Disorders of medical malpractice, battery infliction or emotional distress, negligence and fraud.

According to AP, the plaintiff claimed that she is the daughter a woman who had received fertility treatments from Wortman during the 1980s. According to the lawsuit, the plaintiff knew that she was born in 1985 via artificial insemination. Her family also believed Wortman helped her mother conceive.

Wortman claimed that the sperm donor was a University of Rochester medical student. However, the plaintiff challenged Wortman's claim after he took a DNA genealogical test in 2016. AP reported that the woman found at least nine half-siblings, who were also children by the sperm donor.

AP reported that the suspicions of the plaintiff grew, but she was a patient at Wortman and saw him for nine years. AP reported that Wortman did breast and pelvic exams and talked to the plaintiff about her sex drive as well as other personal issues.

In the lawsuit, the plaintiff stated that Wortman asked her questions about her family and brought his wife to an appointment to meet with the plaintiff.

According to AP, Wortman was accused of saying "You're a really great kid, so a good child" while tending the plaintiff at an April appointment.

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A half-sibling, David Berry, had been in contact with the plaintiff for approximately four years after her genealogy test. According to AP, separate DNA tests were conducted with Berry's daughter and Wortman's first wife, which confirmed Berry's genetic connection.

Berry, 36, said that Berry described a fascinating dichotomy: feeling grateful for your existence, while simultaneously knowing that you are the result of something that shouldn't have happened. It was a difficult pill to swallow.

Berry said, "On the one hand, you're grateful that you exist and the people with whom you share this experience." "On the other hand, I don’t know how to forgive the breach of confidence and trust that a female puts in her doctor in the most intimate settings."

According to the Monroe County District Attorney's Office, Wortman is unlikely to face criminal charges because of the statute of limitations.

"While no victim has yet reached out, our appeals office did some quick research and it seems that, in reference to what was made publically available, any criminal action has been barred by statute of limitations," Calli Marianetti, spokesperson for AP, told AP.

Insider reached out to the Center for Menstrual Disorders but was not able to reach them. Insider reached out to the plaintiff's attorney but he did not respond immediately.

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