In modern society couples wait much longer to have children. As a result problems with fertility have become more and more common in recent years. In vitro fertilisation (IVF) is probably the most common type of fertility treatment used by couples having problems having a baby. In laboratory conditions, it involves removing an egg from a woman’s ovaries and fertilising it with sperm from a man. The fertilised egg (embryo) is then placed in the woman’s womb and she will then hopefully become pregnant.
IVF is a stressful procedure and involves a number of risks including multiple births (Twins and Triplets) and a higher than normal risk of ectopic pregnancy where the embryo implants in the fallopian tube.
Circumstances that may result in an IVF or fertility negligence compensation claim
Potential negligence claims surrounding IVF treatment include:-
- mixing up the eggs and sperm so that the baby is not the natural child of both parents
- implanting embryos into the wrong woman
- mistakes in the storage of eggs and sperm / accidentally destroying embryos
- faulty equipment damaging eggs and sperm so that the IVF does not work
- delayed diagnosis / misdiagnosis of ectopic pregnancies
- Ovarian Hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS).
No win, no fee IVF or fertility negligence claims
We carry out many of our claims on a No Win, No Fee basis. This means there are no upfront costs for you and, provided that you have not misled or acted against the advice that we have given to you, no financial risk to you – even if your claim is not successful.
Why Choose Lime?
We are medical negligence specialists and our Clinical & Medical negligence team are rated as Tier 1 by Chambers 2017.
Two of our Partners are recognised by the Law Society as being specialists in their field, and both are on the Law Society’s Clinical Negligence Panel.
We are passionate about what we do, and we are committed to ensuring we help in the maintenance of a safe and caring healthcare system.
If you would like to discuss making a claim for compensation as a result of your IVF / fertility treatment please call a member of our Clinical and Medical Negligence lawyer on freephone: 0808 164 0808 for a free, no-obligation chat. Alternatively, you can complete the request a call back form and we will call you.