Sadly, the incident at Pacific Fertility Clinic is not an isolated case. Similar malfunctions have been reported at fertility clinics across the U.S., the most recent of which occurred at a Cleveland facility in which hundreds of previously frozen eggs and embryos may have been destroyed.
Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one was a patient at a fertility clinic, and you believe your stored eggs were harmed, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit and our lawyers can help.
Fertility Clinic Malfunctions in San Francisco, Cleveland Result in Loss of Hundreds of Frozen Eggs
A fertility clinic in Cleveland, Ohio, where thousands of frozen embryos and eggs were allegedly lost in a storage tank failure is being investigated by the Ohio Department of Health, according to the Washington Post. It’s still unclear as to what caused the malfunction, or why nitrogen levels at both the San Francisco and Cleveland fertility clinic failed on the same day. There is no known connection between the facilities, the Post reports.
Fertility Clinics Malfunction, Hundreds of Embryos Destroyed: CBS News Video
Class Action Filed by Victims of San Francisco Fertility Clinic
March 16, 2018 – A class action lawsuit was filed this week on behalf of patients of the Pacific Fertility Clinic, according to CBS News. The complaint accuses the company of negligence for failing to maintain adequate equipment or prepare for such an incident. Plaintiffs allege that the defendants didn’t do enough to mitigate risk, and that more protection for the fragile embryos should have been in place.
Have Other Lawsuits Been Filed?
Yes. In addition to the class action, at least 2 other complaints have been filed alleging lost or damaged embryos/eggs against fertility clinics. The first, filed in the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas, names University Hospitals Ahuja Medical Center’s Fertility Center in Cleveland. The lead plaintiffs, Amber and Elliot Ash, claim they lost both of the frozen embryos they had stored there. A second suit, also entered against the University Hospitals center, was filed by a Pennsylvania couple who allegedly spent 8 years trying to conceive and were in the process of transferring the embryo to the woman.
Can I File a Fertility Clinic Lawsuit?
Only a qualified attorney can determine whether you are eligible to file a lawsuit against a fertility clinic, which is why we are currently offering free case evaluations. Simply fill out the confidential evaluation form below to contact our law firm now.
Do I have a Fertility Clinic Embryo Destruction Lawsuit?
The Pharmaceutical Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in fertility clinic lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new embryo loss cases in all 50 states.
Free Case Evaluation: Again, if you or a loved one was a patient at a fertility clinic, and you believe your stored eggs were harmed, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit and we can help.