As a result of several concerned inquiries I have received today from victims of the SurroGenesis debacle, I have consulted with two criminal defense attorneys to assess any potential liability that might exist for Surrogates (and their Intended Parents) who had medical coverage through SGUSA’s group plan. Both concur that the circumstances surrounding the procurement of medical coverage presents serious legal issues.
If you are a current or former SurroGenesis Surrogate or an Intended Parent who worked with a Surrogate insured under SGUSA’s group health plan (or your surrogate elected COBRA after having been “employed” by SGUSA), I urge you to speak to an attorney at your earliest possible convenience. One of the attorney’s I consulted with today was my former law partner, Shawn Chapman Holley of Kinsella, Weitzman, Iser, Kump & Aldisert. Shawn is one of the most recognized and well-respected criminal defense attorneys in California. As a favor to me, she has agreed to consult with the victims of this scandal regarding their potential exposure. If you would like to speak to Shawn, she can be reached at 310.566.9800 or via email at email@example.com.