Couple sue adoption lawyers for $5million claiming: 'We wouldn't have adopted our son had we known he was ill'
By Simon Neville
February 21, 2011 / dailymail.co.uk
A New York couple are suing their lawyers for $5million, claiming they were not told about the serious medical condition of their adopted son.
Lynell and Victor Jeffrey say they would not have adopted their son Ellington in 2006 had they known about the ‘severe neurological deficits’ they discovered following a CAT scan shortly after becoming the legal parents, court documents claim.
Lawyers for the defendants believe the ‘frivolous’ lawsuit, filed at Queens Supreme Court in New York, will fail – having already been thrown out by judges in Indiana where the child, who is now 5-years-old, was born.