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Philadelphia Fertility Malpractice Lawyers

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that about 12 percent of married women aged 15 to 49 in the United States are unable to get pregnant after one year of trying. And about 13 percent of women aged 15 to 49 years in the United States have difficulty getting pregnant or carrying a pregnancy to term. But fertility is not just a woman’s problem. Men also struggle with infertility even though it is often thought of as a woman’s problem. With advances in medical science and technology, people suffering from infertility now have options in their struggle to bear a child.

If you have suffered injury as a result of fertility malpractice, you may be entitled to compensation for your losses. If you would like to discuss your fertility malpractice claim, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance as soon as possible. With our years of experience in medical malpractice, Youman & Caputo can help you.

Why Choose Youman & Caputo

  • We are a team of medical malpractice litigators who handle big cases with the personal attention of a small firm.
  • With nearly 50 years of combined experience representing plaintiffs, our partners have secured or helped secure more than 100 seven or eight-figure settlements or verdicts.

Discuss your claim with one of our Philadelphia fertility malpractice lawyers who will protect your rights and get you the full compensation you deserve. Call us today to schedule your free consultation.

Types of Fertility Treatments

Technology has given options to many different groups in society who desire to have a child of their own. There are treatments for women, men, single women, same-sex couples, and women who want to preserve their fertility. Fertility treatments, sometimes referred to as assisted reproductive technology (ART), include:

  • Egg and sperm donations
  • In vitro fertilization (IVF)
  • Intrauterine insemination (IUI)
  • Egg freezing
  • Embryo cryopreservation
  • Sperm banking
  • Vasectomy reversal
  • Preimplantation genetic testing
  • Oncofertility and medical fertility preservation
  • Myomectomy

Technology is advancing everyday and people struggling with infertility have options to help them fulfill their dream of having their own child.

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Common Fertility Treatment Errors

Human error is a constant variable in every area of medicine. Advancement in technology has not eliminated the possibility of errors that can cause injury to patients in ART. Some of these errors include:

  • Misplaced embryos
  • Embryo switching
  • Improper screening procedures
  • Improper techniques causing injury
  • Failure to detect congenital defects
  • Failure of cryopreservation equipment resulting in loss of eggs, sperm, or embryos
  • Fraudulent insemination with physician donated sperm without knowledge or consent of the patient

How to Make a Fertility Malpractice Claim

To make a successful claim for fertility malpractice and get compensation for your injury, you must prove all elements of negligence. You have to prove that your doctor or the fertility center did not act with reasonable care to avoid causing you injury.

The following are the elements that must be proven:

  • A doctor-patient relationship existed.
  • The doctor or fertility center did not take reasonable care to avoid causing you injury – they were negligent.
  • Their actions were the legal and proximate cause of your injury.
  • Your injury caused actual loss such as loss of your reproductive choice or emotional distress.

Proving these elements requires evidence related to your fertility treatment. Obtaining your medical records and all the evidence related to your fertility treatment can be difficult. You will need the assistance of a medical malpractice attorney who understands the legal processes and has access to medical professionals who can evaluate your case. These medical experts can also provide expert evidence to prove that your doctor’s actions fell below the reasonably expected standard of care.

Let Youman & Caputo Help You Today

Let us put our years of experience to work for you. Call Youman & Caputo at (215) 302-1999 to speak with our Philadelphia fertility malpractice lawyers.

Discussing your situation with a fertility clinic negligence lawsuit attorney is one of the most important things that you should do if you believe that the negligent actions of a doctor or a clinic resulted in your reproductive harm. For more information, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance with a fertility center negligence lawsuit attorney. The consultation is free and you will not owe any fee or costs unless we win your case.