A 2005 medical malpractice lawsuit in Connecticut alleged that a highly respected obstetrician/gynecologist substituted his own sperm for another man’s in an artificial insemination procedure. The medical malpractice lawsuit was quickly settled, the files sealed, and Dr. Ben D. Ramaley continues to practice medicine. While Ramaley was fined $10,000 for using the wrong man’s sperm, he can continue to hold a medical license in Connecticut. Because the 2005 lawsuit contained a confidentiality agreement, neither side may discuss the circumstances of the case.
We do know the case began when a mixed-race couple sought the services of Dr. Ramaley. The woman went to Ramaley at Brookside Greenwich Ob-Gyn Associates to have an intrauterine insemination performed. Nine months later, the woman gave birth to twins. That’s when the paternity questions began to surface. The twins had fair complexion which seemed odd to the parents since the father was African American. The father submitted to a paternity test and found out that he was not the natural father. That’s when the medical malpractice lawsuit was initiated.
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