Jury Awards $8.75 Million in Case of Doctor Who Used Own Sperm to Impregnate Patients
Allegations against Dr. Paul Brennan Jones surfaced in 2019, when the now-grown children of his former patients found each other through DNA tests.
A jury has awarded $8.75 million to families who alleged a former Grand Junction, Colorado doctor lied to his patients and used his own sperm to impregnate more than a dozen women using artificial insemination decades ago.
In the lawsuit, filed in 2019, Maia Emmons-Boring, her sister Tahnee Scott and their mother Cheryl Emmons alleged Dr. Paul Brennan Jones of Grand Junction lied to Emmons when, in the early 1980s, he told her he would use anonymous sperm donations during separate rounds of artificial insemination.
The jury found Jones and his former practice, now called Women’s Health Care of Western Colorado, liable for negligence and fraud, among other claims.
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