IVF Problems & Fertility Treatment

If you or your partner has fertility problems meaning that you are unable to conceive, IVF treatment can be an incredible miracle to help your parenting dreams become a reality. Despite being a costly and advanced procedure that couples save for over many years, IVF treatments can sometimes not run as smoothly as desired.

IVF gives many infertile couples their only chance to a conceive a baby which means the psychological damage when things go wrong can be immense. According to figures released by HFEA (Human Fertilisation & Embryology Association) errors that included the loss of embryos and/or sperm rose from 182 cases between April 2007 and March 2008 to 564 cases between April 2010 and March 2011.

So if you or someone you know has been a victim to an error-filled IVF or fertility treatment as a result of negligence by a healthcare professional or an organisation, then please contact us and we will investigate whether there is the potential to place a claim for Medical Negligence

Case Study:

Fertility Clinic Mistakes and IVF Negligence Claims

Whether it is the clinic staff to blame or the medical equipment that they used, a claim can be filed against both the individual and the organisation in question.

Common errors include:

  • Loss of the sperm or eggs which have been extracted from the couple
  • The wrong sperm being injected into an egg
  • The implantation of embryos into the wrong women
  • Inadequate screening of donor sperm
  • Inappropriate advice and inadequate surgery
  • Embryos being accidently destroyed

2007 saw the high profile case of Dr Mohamed Taranissi who several women pursued for compensation when it was alleged that he had been undertaking IVF treatment without the necessary license – a fault on the part of the hospital.

Here at Moosa-Duke, we deal with all manner of IVF and fertility treatment claims. If you feel that you or someone you know have suffered due to the negligence of a fertility clinic or medical professional then please get in touch to discuss whether or not you may have a claim for compensation.