Wrong Sperm Used

Wrong Sperm Used in Your IVF Procedure? Our IVF Malpractice Lawyers Can Help.

In-vitro fertilization (IVF) is a medical procedure in which an egg is fertilized by sperm outside the body, in a laboratory dish. The fertilized egg, called an embryo, is then transferred to the woman’s uterus. Many families today are having children later in life, and use IVF to help them have children.
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Unfortunately, it is shockingly common for fertility clinics to either accidentally, recklessly or intentionally use the wrong sperm in IVF procedures. This can happen due to errors in labeling, mixing up samples, or from intentional wrongdoing by clinicians. There have also been cases of clinics using sperm from anonymous donors without the knowledge or consent of the intended parents. Once thought to be a rare occurrence, we are seeing more and more examples of IVF clinics mixing up sperm samples – not only through mistake or neglect, but through reckless and sometimes malicious actions.

Discovering the Error of Using the Wrong Sperm Years Later

Families often don’t discover the error of using the wrong sperm in IVF procedures until years later. With the rise of online genetic testing, individuals are now able to use DNA testing to discover biological relationships and this may reveal that the child is not biologically related to the intended parents. In these cases, the error may have gone unnoticed for many years, and the intended parents may have unknowingly raised a child that is not biologically related to one or both of them. This can cause severe emotional distress and trauma for the entire family, as well as legal issues surrounding paternity and custody.

It is important for families to seek legal advice in these cases to understand their rights and options. The Fertility Law Group helps families recover money for this wrongdoing and get them compensation for the emotional trauma the fertility clinic has put them through. Additionally, our team of IVF malpractice lawyers can help the family to navigate any legal issues surrounding the use of the wrong sperm during an IVF procedure, such as disputes over paternity or custody.

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If you have questions about your rights or your options, please contact us for a free consultation. There is no obligation and we keep all inquiries strictly confidential.

How Our Lawyers Can Win Your IVF Mix Up Case

Our dedicated team of fertility law experts are here to help you navigate the complex legal landscape of fertility malpractice. With years of experience and a deep understanding of the legal nuances surrounding fertility treatments, we are committed to fighting for your rights and getting you the compensation you deserve.

Fertility cases can be extremely challenging due to state laws that limit the amount of non-economic damages (e.g., emotional distress) that victims have suffered due to medical malpractice. In many cases, however, we are able to argue that medical malpractice limitations do NOT apply to cases of IVF mix ups. For example, we have successfully argued that where the wrong sperm was inserted into the mother, this constitutes Medical Battery, rather than mere malpractice, and is thus not subject to any damage caps. On multiple occasions, we have obtained multi-million dollar settlements for emotional distress caused by IVF mix ups – over ten times the state law damage caps for such injuries.

Did Your Doctor Use the Wrong Sperm for Your Intrauterine Insemination (IUI)? Our Fertility Malpractice Lawyers Can Help

Fertility clinics are supposed to be a place of hope for couples and individuals struggling with infertility. But for some, the reality of these clinics is far from what they had hoped for. In some cases, fertility clinics have been found to have committed malpractice or misconduct, leading to devastating consequences for the families involved.

One such area of malpractice is the use of the wrong sperm in Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) procedures. IUI is a form of assisted reproductive technology (ART) in which sperm is inserted directly into the uterus using a small catheter. The goal is to increase the chances of fertilization and pregnancy.

How a Wrong Sperm is Used During IUI

However, in some cases, the wrong sperm has been used during IUI, leading to serious consequences for the families involved. This can happen in a variety of ways, such as:
  • Mix-ups in the lab: Fertility clinics may mistakenly use the wrong sperm sample for a particular patient, leading to the fertilization of the wrong egg.
  • Failure to properly identify patients: Fertility clinics may not properly identify patients before performing procedures, leading to the wrong sperm being used on the wrong patient.
  • Human error: Fertility clinics may make errors during the procedure, such as using the wrong sperm or not properly inserting the sperm into the uterus.
These mix-ups can have devastating effects on families. In some cases, the child may not have any genetic relationship to the intended parent, while in other cases, the child may be born with serious genetic disorders or health conditions.

How Can I File a Claim?

At the Fertility Law Group, we understand the gravity of these situations and work tirelessly to hold fertility clinics accountable for their misconduct. We work with leading medical experts to build strong cases and fight for the rights of our clients.

It is important to note that there are short time limits for filing claims against fertility clinics, so if you or a loved one has been the victim of fertility clinic malpractice or misconduct, it is crucial to contact us right away for a free, confidential consultation. Our experienced attorneys will provide the guidance and support you need to navigate the legal process and fight for the compensation you deserve.

Don’t let a fertility clinic’s mistakes define your family’s future. Contact us today for a free, confidential consultation and let us help you hold them accountable.

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Whether you have experienced a misdiagnosis, a failure of a fertility treatment, or any other issue related to your fertility journey, our team is here to provide you with the guidance and support you need. Contact Fertility Law Group today to schedule a free, confidential consultation and let us help you take the first step towards getting the compensation you deserve.