Families who have put their trust in fertility clinics to help them have a child often face an unimaginable emotional distress when something goes wrong with their eggs or embryos. The loss, destruction, or misuse of eggs or embryos by fertility clinics can be devastating for families who are deprived of the ability to have children biologically related to them, especially for the females who have no more eggs to harvest.
The extraction of eggs is a complicated and painful procedure that requires a significant emotional and physical investment from the female. It can be difficult to come to terms with the fact that the eggs or embryos that were meant to bring a new life into the world have been lost or destroyed due to the negligence of a fertility clinic.
How Can a Fertility Clinic Lose or Destroy my Embryos?
Fertility clinics have a responsibility to ensure that eggs or embryos are stored and handled properly. However, there are many ways in which clinics can wrongfully lose, destroy, or misuse eggs or embryos. Some examples include failing to properly store the eggs or embryos, using the wrong eggs or embryos during the fertilization process, or losing the eggs or embryos due to a power failure or equipment malfunction.
The emotional distress and mental anguish caused by the loss, destruction, or misuse of eggs or embryos can be significant and long-lasting. It can cause feelings of betrayal, loss, and grief. Parents may struggle to come to terms with the fact that the child they have longed for is not biologically theirs, and may feel a sense of disconnection from the child. They may also experience guilt, wondering if they could have done something differently to prevent the loss or misuse of their eggs or embryos.
Getting in Touch with an Attorney
At our law firm, our fertility malpractice lawyers understand the emotional toll that the loss, destruction, or misuse of eggs or embryos can take on a family. We are dedicated to fighting for their rights and seeking justice on their behalf. We can help families recover from the emotional distress and mental anguish they have experienced as a result of the misconduct. This can include seeking damages for pain and suffering, as well as any mental health treatment or therapy that may be necessary as a result of the trauma.
If you or a loved one has recently suffered the loss, destruction, or misuse of eggs or embryos by a fertility clinic, we invite you to contact our team of fertility malpractice lawyers to discuss your legal options. The initial consultation is free and strictly confidential. We understand that this is a difficult and emotional time, and we are here to help guide you through the process and fight for your rights.