HOUSTON – A lawsuit alleging a Harris County man’s sperm donation was destroyed without explanation was non-suited, according to recent Harris County District Court records.
On July 9, Harris County 334th District Court Judge Steven Kirkland signed an order of nonsuit without prejudice into Sharon Amos’s suit against Houston Fertility Services, PLLC and Southwest Andrology Services, LLC.
Amos initiated legal action last Apr. 6, claiming the defendants refused to tell him what caused the specimens he contributed after he was diagnosed with cancer to thaw and be rendered unusable for future futility treatments.
He asserted the defendants executed a cover-up.
Court records show that the respondents formally responded to Amos’s allegations on May 7. They asserted that “the occurrence in question was solely caused by persons, entities, instrumentalities or factors other than” them.
“These defendants possessed no right of control and had no responsibilities for the persons, entities, instrumentalities or factors which solely caused the occurrence in question,” the 8-page original answer stated.
Kirkland’s order was in response to a notice of nonsuit without prejudice submitted by Amos earlier this month.
Harris County 334th District Court Case No. 2018-23081