IVF and fertility negligence compensation claims

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).


Contact us

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.