If you or your family have suffered due to a negligent fertility clinic or medical center, contact Munley Law for a free, confidential consultation.
Munley Law is currently reviewing cases involving negligent fertility centers who lost, destroyed, or otherwise misused patients’ embryos, eggs, or spermatic fluid.
The legal team at Munley Law can hold these facilities responsible for their recklessness and obtain reparations for victims. If you or your family have suffered because a fertility center lost or destroyed your embryos, contact us today for a free consultation.
Embryos lost or destroyed by fertility clinics
Thousands of families across the United States have suffered devastating loss after medical facilities and fertility clinics lost or destroyed the frozen embryos entrusted to their care.
In March, 2018, University Hospitals Fertility Center in Ohio informed patients that more than 4,000 frozen eggs and embryos were compromised when the temperature of their storage tank fluctuated. This temperature change went undetected because the tank’s alarm system failed. As a result of the cryogenic tank failure, all of the preserved embryos were no longer viable.
During the same month, a similar incident occurred involving a liquid nitrogen freezer storage tank malfunction at the Pacific Fertility Center in San Francisco. That failure also resulted in the loss of the eggs and embryos being stored there. Further investigations discovered that tanks by the same manufacturer had malfunctioned at other facilities as early as 2003.
It is an unthinkable tragedy for hopeful parents who have placed their trust – and in many cases, their life’s savings – in these medical facilities.
Let a fertility lawyer at Munley Law help you
As the victim of this kind of reproductive negligence, you deserve to be heard. No amount of money can make up for what you have lost, but we can ensure that the negligent facility is held responsible, and that you receive compensation for the damages you have suffered.
Since 1959, we have fought for individuals and families who have suffered due to the negligence of others. At Munley Law, we are a family of lawyers; when we represent you, we fight for you as if you were one of our own. As national leaders in our field, we have achieved record-breaking settlements and awards for our clients. And, as a matter of principle, we do not charge a cent unless we recover your damages first. Call, chat live, or fill out our contact form to get started on the path to recovery. We will answer your questions and help you decide what to do next.
Fertility and reproductive negligence FAQs
If my embryos are destroyed, who is responsible?
If your embryos have been destroyed by the fertility center or medical facility where they were stored, that facility may be responsible. However, other parties may bear additional responsibility depending on the circumstances. When something as egregious as the loss of an embryo occurs, it is likely that multiple failures led to this disaster. If your embryos were lost due to an equipment malfunction, you may also have a case against the equipment manufacturer or the company responsible for inspection and maintenance. A fertility negligence lawyer at Munley Law will investigate all possible responsible parties.
If my eggs or sperm are lost or damaged, can I sue?
If your reproductive material is lost, damaged, or misused, you may be able to take legal action.
How much does a fertility lawyer charge?
At Munley Law, our fertility negligence and personal injury lawyers do not collect a fee for our services unless we win your case. Our contingent fee is a percentage of the total settlement based on the industry standard; this fee covers the costs that we invest into your case. If we do not get you the compensation you deserve, we will absorb that cost and you owe us nothing.