Bianca Voss, 75, says she discovered this when her daughter Roberta, 36, took a 23andMe DNA test to find out more about her family history. Voss says the test results included the name of her father, Martin D. Greenberg, MD, of Florida, who was the fertility doctor who inseminated Voss in 1983…medscape.com, Woman Sues Fertility Doctor, Alleges ‘Medical Rape’, Dejania Oliver, 2021.
According to a complaint filed in the U.S. District Court in the Southern District of New York, the retired doctor is being sued for battery, fraud, intentional misrepresentation, negligence, and negligent infliction of emotional distress. Voss is seeking a jury trial, an unspecified amount of damages, and for Greenberg to provide his medical records.
Voss first visited Greenberg’s Manhattan office in 1983 because her partner, who is now deceased, was unable to have a child due to a vasectomy. She said Greenberg told her he would take care of finding an anonymous donor once she paid $100.
“Rather than purchase the sperm from an anonymous sperm donor, Greenberg – without Plaintiff’s knowledge or consent – used his own sperm to impregnate her,” according to the complaint. “As a result, she became pregnant with and gave birth to a daughter who was born in 1984.”