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2 more lawsuits filed in wake of University Hospitals Fertility Clinic failure

Posted: 2:12 PM, Feb 05, 2020
Updated: 2020-02-05 14:12:16-05
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CLEVELAND — Two new lawsuits have been filed against University Hospitals relating to the fertility clinic failure that destroyed the viability of more than 4,000 eggs and embryos nearly two years ago.

According to the law firm of Peiffer Wolf Carr and Kane, the cases were filed Wednesday in the Geauga County Court of Common Pleas.

One of the lawsuits involves a couple with no children who lost nine eggs.

The second lawsuit involves a Toledo-area couple who lost five embryos.

According to a statement from the law firm, "Less than a month remains for an estimated 200 victims to seek justice in the matter of the 4,000-embryo destruction at University Hospitals Fertility Clinic."

“For nearly two years, most of the facts and details in this matter have been buried by confidentiality. Through these two new cases, the opportunity to bring this information to light increases dramatically. We want to ensure that UH is held accountable for every victim and that these victims obtain compensation for their unimaginable loss. Additionally, we want to make sure that something like this never happens again," said attorney Adam Wolf.

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