After three back-to-back miscarriages, Brittany Gould stated she turned to Theranos Inc. to know if her newest being pregnant was on monitor.
Then, one of many firm’s trademark finger-prick assessments indicated she was dropping one other child, Ms. Gould stated. The Mesa, Ariz., medical assistant recalled dreading the second when she must inform her 7-year-old daughter, who was ready for a sibling.
“Mommy isn’t having a child,” Ms. Gould stated she instructed her.
Like these of different sufferers slated as potential witnesses within the legal trial of Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes, Ms. Gould’s take a look at was incorrect. Prosecutors have accused Ms. Holmes of defrauding sufferers and buyers by falsely claiming her invention might precisely carry out lab assessments on just some drops of blood.
The repeatedly delayed trial—postponed as soon as as a result of Ms. Holmes was on account of have a child herself—is anticipated to be one of the vital extensively watched corporate-fraud instances in years. Scheduled to start with jury choice on Aug. 31 in San Jose, Calif., the trial contains a star-studded checklist of potential witnesses, together with ex-Theranos administrators Henry Kissinger and Jim Mattis; ex-Theranos lawyer David Boies; and high-profile buyers, together with Riley Bechtel, the previous chairman of Bechtel Corp., and Rupert Murdoch, chairman of Fox Corp. and govt chairman of Information Corp, proprietor of The Wall Road Journal.