More and more couples are turning to assisted reproductive technology (ART) to build their families. The most common form of ART is in-vitro fertilization (IVF), which accounts for more than 99% of ART procedures . IVF is when a doctor retrieves a woman’s eggs and then combines them with a man’s sperm in a laboratory. If the egg is successfully fertilized and develops into an embryo, it is then implanted into the woman’s uterus to grow. In the vast majority of cases, the IVF procedure goes as planned; however, like all medical procedures, errors can occur during IVF.

Medical practitioners and facilities have a duty of care to protect their patients. If an IVF provider does not follow the standard of care that other healthcare providers would for its patients, it is negligent in its responsibilities.

Some of the errors that can occur due to negligence during IVF include:

  • Fertilizing the wrong egg and sperm together, creating a baby that is not from the intended parents
  • Implanting someone else’s embryo in a woman, potentially requiring the woman to turn over the baby to another family after birth
  • Improper screening of the eggs and sperm for genetic defects – causing a baby to be born with genetic defects that could have been prevented
  • Improper screening of the mother for medical conditions that could cause a pregnancy to be dangerous for her
  • Mishandling the eggs or embryos in such a way that can result in birth defects
  • Prescribing the wrong medication during the egg retrieval process
  • Improperly implanting the embryo, resulting in an ectopic pregnancy
  • Accidental destruction of the embryo

Many of these errors can injure not only the parents, but the unborn child as well, causing a lifetime of pain and suffering for all involved. If you are the victim of an IVF error, you are entitled to compensation for the IVF procedure and all pre- and post-procedure costs, costs to correct the procedure (if applicable), costs of raising a disabled child (if applicable), psychological distress, pain and suffering, and potentially other damages depending on the specifics of your situation.

IVF errors can create a lifetime of physical, psychological, and emotional pain. Rader Law has recovered millions of dollars in compensation for victims of medical malpractice. We cannot undo the damage that has been done, but we can help ease the financial burden that the medical error has caused. If you have been the victim of an IVF error, contact us right away for a free case consultation. We will advise you of your rights and your legal options.

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References Used:
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Fact Sheet: In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) Use Across the United States | Accessed April 9, 2024.