In-vitro Fertilization Errors Can Lead To Claims Of Negligence

In-vitro Fertilization Errors Can Lead To Claims Of Negligence

The increased use of in-vitro fertilization (IVF) and other reproductive technology has provided great benefit to many -- in some cases allowing individuals to have the families they didn't think possible. However, even though most procedures go smoothly, when errors do occur than can be substantial. Because IVF is a relatively new area, laws protecting patients and families are evolving. If you have questions concerning IVF or have concerns that the proper procedures weren't followed, you should speak to an experienced California birth injury lawyer right away. Further, IVF errors are often significant and may involve moral and ethical questions. As a result, is it critically important that you speak to a birth negligence attorney who understands the legal complexities involved in IVF litigation.

For example, one a recent IVF negligence lawsuit found that a woman who had a child conceived with a stranger's sperm (rather than her husband's) could bring a claim for damages including the costs of raising the child. Other IVF mistakes include the wrongful implantation of a woman's embryo into the uterus of another.

In addition to identity errors implanting the sperm or eggs, other errors may include improper screening and testing of eggs or sperm used in the procedure. The repercussions of improper or negligent IVF procedure are significant and include unwittingly carrying another couple's child, having a child with a party you didn't consent to, or raising a child with a birth defect or other disorder that could have been prevented.

Because the area is rapidly evolving, it may be challenging for physicians to keep up with the latest advances, and the proper standard of care. However, that is no excuse for negligent or improper care. It is imperative you meet with a skilled IVF physician who can provide you the competent and informed care you deserve when undergoing such procedures.

If you have questions about IVF negligence, or believe that your IVF procedure was performed improperly or negligently, please contact the dedicated San Diego birth injury attorneys at Bostwick & Peterson for an immediate consultation.


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