Reproductive negligence can have devastating consequences, often ruining the possibility of biological parenthood, creating unintended blood and custody ties, or turning women into unwitting surrogates for strangers' children. Shockingly, errors in the fertility industry are widespread. The most comprehensive study of U.S. fertility clinics found that more than one in five report errors in diagnosing, labeling, and handling donor samples and embryos.
Most fertility clients are not aware of the true risks and do not insure against errors. Plus, the stigma associated with infertility keeps most of these mistakes in the shadows, and very few cases are litigated at all. Victims of fertility negligence are left to take whatever their clinic offers, which is often nothing. By the time clients come to Clarkson, they are often emotionally and physically wounded and left with a significant financial burden.