Research has confirmed that preventable medical errors cause the death of 440,000 people each year in the United States. These errors cost the nation, tens of billions of dollars every year. It is reported that 1 in 3 patients will experience a medical error when they are admitted to the hospital.
Medical negligence lawsuits amount to one-half of 1% of all costs in the health care industry. Cases related to medical negligence represent about 2% of all civil cases in the United States.
Going through fertility treatment is an experience that can cause of a lot of anxiety and different emotions for parents. While there is no treatment that can guarantee a successful pregnancy, you need to make sure that you feel safe in the knowledge that the fertility clinic you choose is providing a good standard of care during the course of your treatment.
If you have received negligent care, you can file a medical malpractice action against the fertility clinic and the negligent medical professional whether it is a doctor or nurse. You can file for compensation if you have received negligent care during the course of:
- In vitro fertilization (IVF)
- Artificial insemination
- Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI)
- Pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PIGD)
- Intrauterine insemination (IUI)
- Embryo testing
- Surgical sperm retrieval
Common IVF Errors
Whether a clinic’s staff or the medical equipment used is to blame for the error, you can file a claim against both the individual as well as the organization.
Some of the common IVF errors that can occur include:
- Loss of the eggs or sperm that has been extracted from the couple
- Reduced fertility as a result of surgical negligence
- Injection of the wrong sperm
- Embryo implantation into the wrong women
- Insufficient screening of donor sperm
- Inadequate surgery and inappropriate advice
- Accidental destruction of embryos
Finding the Right Legal Help
When you are a victim of medical negligence, you need to make sure that you get an experienced medical malpractice attorney to help you file an action. Medical malpractice cases are long and complex and require the expertise that only an experienced attorney can provide. They also require medical experts which an experienced medical malpractice can obtain to testify on your behalf. The cost of medical malpractice cases can also run very high which is why you need a lawyer who can provide all the resources required to ensure a successful outcome.
A Fantastic Law Firm
If you or a loved one has suffered harm due to IVF errors, you should immediately seek the help of a qualified and experienced medical malpractice attorney at Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff, & Wolff of RMFW Law at 212 697 9280.
The first meeting is free. Call us for a consultation and let’s see what you have. If you have a viable case we will carry that legal baton all the way to the finish line.
We are not paid until you are paid. We ask for no upfront payment. In fact, since we only take a percentage of the final verdict or the settlement, you really never pay us at all. You never write us a check. Never. We know how to win cases. We have been winning cases for years now, many years. Give RMFW Law a call, we look forward to hearing from you.