Mesa County jurors will now determine if Dr. Jones is liable

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KREX) — It’s day five of the jury case involving fertility Dr. Paul Brennan Jones and the Emmons family.

Jones’ attorney called their last witness, and both sides made closing arguments.

A group of Mesa County jurors will now determine if Dr. Jones is liable after, allegedly artificially ingeminating multiple women with his own sperm, without their knowledge or consent.

Before closing arguments, both attorneys tried to determine the standard of care for the time, or lack thereof, for fertility doctors helping women get pregnant between 1970 to 1980.

Dr. Donald Aptekar was called as an OB-GYN expert out of Denver. Dr. Aptekar testified, that between 1970 and 1980, there was no generalized standard of care for fertility doctors in the state and said in terms of this case, the clinic in Grand Junction played no role — if Dr. jones used his own sperm./

Dr. Aptekar also testified his Denver clinic used taxis to transport donor sperm for ingemination.

The attorney for the Emmons’ family said, that’s not even a guarantee the sperm would not be altered before the procedure.

Aptekar says, without sperm banks at that time, doctors were left to find their own sperm donors, and often turned to other medical professionals.

Stay tuned to KREX 5 as we await the jury’s decision.


Source: Grand Junction Local News | Mesa County jurors will now determine if Dr. Jones is liable