Now that the traditional method of conception no longer represents the only path to childbirth and parenthood, more and more people are trusting fertility clinics to keep reproductive materials safe. With our advanced knowledge of genetics, potential parents have the ability to be more selective when it comes to particular traits they might want in their children. However, the passage of these traits may depend on the condition of the eggs and embryos, which in turn can depend on the level of care provided by hospitals and fertility clinics. Without a proper level of care, genetic materials may suffer damage, which may consequently mean emotional damage for those who relied on the expertise of these clinics. In such a situation, it may be wise to contact an expert personal injury attorney at 617-787-3700.
After a storage malfunction at an Ohio fertility clinic resulted in damage to over 4,000 eggs and embryos, a lawsuit was initiated against the clinic, alleging negligent handling of materials. Over 100 families are part of the suit, and claim that their child-rearing plans were significantly interrupted by the malfunction, which they believe must have been due to human error.
University Hospital Systems, named as the defendant in the lawsuit, denies any liability. In response to the lawsuit, it claims that each and every patient was advised as to the potential risks involved and signed appropriate consent forms acknowledging and accepting these risks. The clinic further claims that there were alternate causes for the malfunction that do not involve negligent behavior by any medical staff. UH Systems is being represented by Rita Maimbourg of Tucker Ellis LLP, in Cleveland, Ohio.
If you or a loved one has suffered birth complications as the result of the negligence of another, you may be entitled to significant monetary relief. Act now and contact one of our expert birth injury attorneys here at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates to discuss your potential claim. Call our Boston injury attorney professionals today at 617-787-3700 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for your free and private consultation. Your needs are our top priority!