The University Hospital Embryo Disaster

University Hospitals Fertility Clinic is located in Beachwood, Ohio.  Currently, UH Fertility Clinic offers the following reproductive services: Ovulation Induction, Intrauterine Insemination, Tubal Sterilization Reversal, In Vitro Fertilization (“IVF”), Fertility Preservation, Sperm Banking, and Egg Freezing. According to a headline on UH Fertility Center’s website, they are “Providing Individualized, Compassionate Care to Help Families Grow.”

University Hospital Embryo Disaster

This was not the case for more than 900 families whose eggs and embryos were lost as a result of the freezer malfunction. UH Fertility Clinic promised to safeguard and protect these frozen embryos and eggs, vouching to provide “best-in-class care.” Families chose UH Fertility Clinic for an opportunity to raise their own children. Despite UH Fertility Clinic’s agreement to maintain this position of extreme trust and fidelity, they Recklessly or Negligently Compromised, Damaged, or Destroyed 4000 Embryos. To make matters worse for these families, each round of IVF treatments can cost more than $10,000.


According to the UH Fertility Clinic website, “our team of experienced fertility specialists … provides advanced treatments for even the most complex cases James Goldfarb and his expert team deliver cutting-edge treatment solutions that are personalized for every patient.”


UH Fertility Clinic promised to safeguard and protect these frozen eggs and embryos. However, over 4000 eggs and embryos have been compromised, damaged or destroyed.


More than 900 families are left wondering how and why this happened. We aim to uncover the truth and provide these answers to the families left devastated by this event. They deserve to know the truth, and they deserve to be compensated. Although there is nothing that can replace these lost eggs and embryos, we can fight to hold UH Fertility Clinic accountable so something like this never happens again.

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