False Positive Prenatal Testing Investigation

01.20.2022

Girard Sharp on February 17, 2022 filed a class action complaint against Natera Inc. following reports that patients received false positive prenatal testing diagnoses for rare and severe medical conditions.

If you or someone you know experienced distress after being subjected to inaccurate prenatal testing, you may have a claim for relief. Protect your rights by speaking with a Girard Sharp attorney. Call us toll-free at (866) 981-4800 or fill out the form below.

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More Information on False Positive Noninvasive Prenatal Testing

A recent New York Times report stated that positive results from noninvasive prenatal testing (NIPT) for serious, deadly genetic conditions are “usually” wrong. The report reviewed data from some of the top companies that administer NIPT, like Natera, Labcorp, Baylor Genetics, Myriad Genetics, and Combimatrix, and found that up to 85% of positive results for the following conditions were false:

  • DiGeorge syndrome
  • Cri-du-chat syndrome
  • Prader-Willi and Angelman syndromes
  • Wolf-Hirschhorn syndrome
  • 1p36 deletion

Many of these companies are advertising their tests—to both patients and doctors—without offering data on their accuracy or mentioning false positives.

False positive results for serious genetic conditions can cause needless distress and heartache among prospective parents, or even terminations of wanted pregnancies. Receiving an inaccurate fetal diagnosis also can cost patients thousands of dollars in recommended follow-up testing, which typically occurs in the latter half of pregnancy terms.

If you or a loved one has been affected by false positive prenatal testing for a genetic condition, protect your rights and contact a Girard Sharp attorney by filling out the form above or calling (866) 981-4800.

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Girard Sharp has earned national Tier 1 rankings for Mass Tort and Class Action Litigation and has been named to the U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” list each year since 2013. Read about some of our results.

We have substantial experience in lawsuits concerning family health issues and guiding affected patients through the litigation process with sensitivity and discretion. From holding pharmaceutical companies accountable for marketing birth-control pills that caused life-threatening blood clots, to obtaining over $14 million in restitution on behalf of families whose eggs and embryos were mishandled and lost at a large fertility clinic, we have an established track record of successfully taking on some of the world’s largest corporations and institutions, including when sensitive matters are involved.

For a free consultation about your potential claims, contact one of our attorneys at (866) 981-4800 or submit your information above.

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