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Fertility Clinic Lawsuit

Fertility Clinic Lawsuit

Lawsuits and class actions have been filed against fertility clinics on behalf of hundreds of people whose frozen eggs and embryos were destroyed.

What You Can Do & How We Can Help

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting fertility clinic induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know had frozen embryos that were lost or destroyed at a fertility center, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Class Action Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

Why Do Fertility Centers Freeze Eggs and Embryos?

Fertility centers freeze eggs and embryos so they may be fertilized and implanted at a later time. Eggs and embryos are preserved through a rapid freezing process, and they remain frozen indefinitely — until the woman decides to fertilize them. One cycle of freezing and retrieval costs upwards of $8,000, with annual fees of at least $600.

San Francisco Fertility Clinic Lawsuit

In March 2018, a $5 million class action lawsuit was filed against Pacific Fertility Center after thousands of frozen embryos and eggs were destroyed by a malfunctioning cryogenic tank.

What is the problem?

Pacific Fertility Center said a piece of equipment in its cyro-storage laboratory “lost liquid nitrogen for a brief period of time” on March 4. Liquid nitrogen in cryogenic tanks continuously evaporates at a slow rate, so it must be replenished on a daily basis. If it is not replenished, the eggs and embryos that are inside the tank will not stay frozen.

The lawsuit was filed by Megan and Jonathan Bauer, a couple from California who lost 8 embryos when liquid nitrogen dropped below normal levels. They were paying $600 per year to store the embryos. Now, they say they “feel like their dreams of having children together in the near future have been stolen.”

Pacific Fertility Class Action Lawsuit

A class action lawsuit (PDF) was filed on behalf of more than 100 people who lost thousands of eggs and embryos, seeking compensation for breach of contract, negligence, and financial and emotional damages. The fertility clinic is accused of failing to adequately monitor the tanks, permitting a leakage to occur from one of the tanks, and failing to safeguard the eggs and embryos that were entrusted to their care.

Ohio Fertility Center Class Action Lawsuit

The first class action was filed against University Hospitals Fertility Center in March 2018, just days after 700 patients were told that a freezer malfunction damaged about 2,000 frozen eggs and embryos.

The lawsuit was filed on behalf of Amber and Elliot Ash, who had two embryos stored in the fertility clinic’s freezer. After the couple were told on March 10 that their embryos are no longer viable, they said: “It’s heartbreaking. Just heartbreaking. The medical community calls it tissue, I like to think of it as my children. My frozen children.”

How Can a Fertility Clinic Lawyer Help?

Class action lawyers expect that dozens more lawsuits will to be filed against University Hospitals and Pacific Fertility Center. Around “99 to 100%” of the eggs and embryos were destroyed at UH Hospitals.

Should I Join a Class Action Against My Fertility Clinic?

Most of the lawyers have filed class action lawsuits, but there are benefits to opting out of the class action and pursuing an individual lawsuit. The rewards also be greater in an individual lawsuit, especially with a lawyer who is dedicated to holding the hospital accountable for failing to store the embryos and eggs properly.

Do I have a Fertility Clinic Lawsuit?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting fertility clinic induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know had frozen embryos that were lost or destroyed at a fertility center, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Class Action Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

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