Malpractice can and does occur in the medical field of fertility, especially now that more couples are marrying at an older age and waiting longer to try to have children, often necessitating the help of a fertility specialist.
Mistakes in fertility practices can take many forms, including injuries to women hoping to get pregnant. In one highly publicized case, a 37-year-old woman died after doctors failed to control bleeding following an otherwise routine egg retrieval procedure. The case resulted in a $25 million jury verdict obtained by attorney Tom Kline. (See The Matteo Case) It was also the subject of a book titled Dying to Have a Baby.
Other cases involve lesser injuries to women hoping to give birth and also injuries to children during the birthing process. (See Birth Injuries.) And still some involve not physical injuries but mixups in various fertilization procedures, such as the use of embryos in the wrong patient or the unintended destruction of viable embryos.
One well-known California lawsuit brought a $1 million settlement for a woman who was implanted with another couple’s embryo.
If you or a loved one was the victim of fertility medical malpractice you may want to call a fertility malpractice attorney for a free evaluation of your case at 800-243-1100.
Kline & Specter, PC, has more than 40 attorneys, including several doctors. The Philadelphia-based law firm, with offices in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware, is uniquely qualified to investigate and litigate fertility malpractice lawsuits.