We are back from our hiatus this week to discuss the Andrews family IVF mishap. After giving birth to a healthy baby girl in October 2004 using IVF, the Andrews family is ecstatic. However, come a few years later, they are left to file a lawsuit after learning that Thomas Andrews was not actually the biological father.
*Episode files and pictures can be found here*
Andrews family in 2006 from left to right - Thomas Andrews, Jessica Andrews, Nancy Andrews, and youngest daughter (unnamed). Picture credit from Growing Our Baby by Lisa Arneill.
Daphna and Alexander Cardinale, a couple who gave birth to the wrong embryo in 2019. Picture credit from the New York Post article written by Yaron Steinbuch and Marjorie Hernandez.
Dr. Martin Keltz, Reproductive Endocrinologist & Infertility Specialist.
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Lillee is the lead host and editor of Ethical Side Effects, the medical crime-focused podcast that will keep you on the edge of your seat with crazy and infamous malpractice cases.
Lillee was born and raised in Florida and currently studies Biology and Neuroscience at Florida Southern College. She is also an aspiring healthcare professional who cannot get enough true crime. Whenever Lillee isn't studying or working on the latest episode of Ethical Side Effects, she is either volunteering, playing with her foster cats or (most likely) watching Bob's Burgers and/or binging crime podcasts and documentaries.
TJ is the co-host and main PR plug for the Ethical Side Effects podcast. Just like you, he always looks forward to hearing the latest malpractice case that Lillee has been researching.
TJ is originally from the west coast but grew up as a military brat. He now resides in Florida and has recently graduated from the University of Tampa where he studied Biology with a minor in Chemistry. When TJ isn't spending his time testing blood samples at a plasma lab or helping with the podcast, he is playing with his right-hand man, Neko (the best Doggo), checking his stock spreadsheet, or watching funny YouTube videos.
Ethical Side Effects is a weekly podcast for the science nerds who are undercover crime addicts. This podcast was created to not only give those with an interest in medicine another type of crime fix, but to bring awareness to what the standard care of medicine should be: "do no harm". Although the field of medicine has made quite the stride in recent decades, there is no doubt that medical mistakes and malpractice can still go, shall we say, "untreated". Whether these malpractice cases are due to innocent human error, lack of proper medical advancements, or plain maliciousness and bias, Lillee and TJ want to explore why these complications are still so common. As aspiring physicians, they also wanted to bring you along for the ride as they learn more about the side of healthcare that no one ever talks about, as well as tell the many stories of those who have been wronged by the healthcare system.