IVF Malpractice Lawyers

Our IVF malpractice lawyers may be able to help if your in vitro fertilization procedure goes awry.  With increasing parental ages, fertility clinics have proliferated throughout the nation. They have become essential to many couples and individuals trying to expand their families. Medical technological advancements have helped many people suffering from fertility problems.

Fertility clinics help those trying to conceive at an advanced age, those with underlying fertility issues, individuals needing a surrogate or sperm donor, and those desiring to preserve their eggs, sperm, or embryos for a later date. However, when errors or fertility fraud is committed, our IVF malpractice lawyers are here to help.

Over the past few years, the infertility treatment market has been growing steadily with rising awareness regarding infertility treatment options.  The fertility business is booming, and the cost spent on facility treatments is predicted to hit $47.9 billion by 2030. While there are many qualified medical professionals working in the fertility industry, there are some that act negligently and fail to provide a reasonable standard of care to the patient. If the patient suffers hard due to fertility treatment negligence, the individual may have a claim for malpractice.

Diagnostic Testing Errors

Fertility clinics are required to provide care that includes diagnosing harmful or life-threatening conditions in the patients or donors. Failure to test and diagnose certain conditions could lead to permanent disabilities requiring ongoing medical care, therapy, or special education for the conceived child.

Some parents use their own genetic material, eggs and sperm, during fertility treatments. While others use donor eggs or sperm. As a standard of care, the donor egg and sperm must undergo testing for genetic problems. Unfortunately, not all clinics capably carry out the required testing. This could result in the child being born with a congenital condition. If a fertility clinic failed to provide the proper diagnostic testing and the child was born with medical issues because of that failure, they may be held responsible for fertility treatment or IVF malpractice.


Fertility Clinic Treatments

Fertility treatments require a highly skilled physician who often uses highly technical equipment. When mistakes happen, a malpractice lawyer may be able to help. Errors could occur in any of the following common fertility treatments:

In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) – IVF is a series of complex procedures to assist with fertility and prevent genetic problems with the embryo. The sperm and egg are collected. A laboratory fertilizes the egg with the sperm, and they are transferred to a uterus. Prior to implantation into the uterus, the woman who is receiving the embryo takes medication to increase her odds that a successful implantation occurs.  This complicated procedure could have errors in any step throughout the process.

Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) – IUI is a process where sperm is collected and placed directly inside a woman’s uterus to facilitate fertilization.

Fertility Medication – medicine prescribed by a licensed physician to one or both parents to increase their chances of conception

Surgery – Sometimes surgery is recommended to increase chances of conception. A common surgery in men includes the widening of veins to help sperm travel better. For women, surgery could be performed to open blocked fallopian tubes.


Common IVF Errors

Fertility clinics can make high-stakes errors that can potentially eliminate childbearing opportunities, or that result in children born with significant health problems. You may have a claim against a fertility clinic if they made a mistake and you suffered the following as a result:

  • Miscarriage
  • Birth defects for the child
  • Misdiagnosis of your fertility issue
  • Incorrect fertility procedure
  • Medication error resulting in injury
  • Lost embryos
  • Lost or mismanaged sperm samples
  • Damaged or lost frozen eggs
  • Eggs or sperm that we destroyed against your wishes
  • Fertilization occurred by using the wrong sample
  • Patient suffered physical injury during a procedure, such a surgery or sperm retrieval


Fertility Treatment and IVF Malpractice Lawyers

Our IVF malpractice lawyers are both highly experienced and sensitive your needs during this difficulty time. Fertility treatments can be physically, emotionally, and financially draining. When mistakes occur, they can ruin a family’s hopes and dreams. If your fertility journey resulted in tragedy due to a fertility clinic error, turn to a fertility treatment and IVF malpractice lawyer that you can trust. Our attorneys are trained to investigate and handle these types of complex IVF malpractice cases. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help.

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