On December 14, we filed suit against Cooper, after our clients’ 34 healthy embryos inexplicably stalled in their development.Only after the clinic lab director pushed for answers did Cooper admit there was a problem with their culture media. In early December, CooperSurgical quietly issued a product recall to select clinics.
To date, Cooper has not commented on the recall publicly, nor have they released details about which clinics received and used the deficient media.
Since we filed our suit against Cooper, we’ve heard from dozens of families who’ve experienced similar unexplained abrupt embryos loss.
This is just the latest in a series of unscrupulous manufacturers releasing toxic materials into the fertility industry, killing thousands of embryos, and then belatedly and quietly issuing recalls to clinics without making details public to the patients whose families are forever changed by the preventable deaths. Cooper is one of the largest companies of its kind, providing materials through direct distribution in over 20 countries. Cooper, like so many in the fertility industry, has leveraged lax regulation to pursue profits without regard for quality control.