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Homerton Fertility Clinic Embryo Loss Compensation

  • Homerton Fertility Clinic Embryo Loss Compensation

    Case investigation led by Francesca Paul

    Published: May 22, 2024 | Last Updated: May 29, 2024

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Homerton Fertility Clinic Embryo Loss Compensation

The recent incidents at Homerton Fertility Centre have left numerous patients devastated, as significant errors led to the loss or undetectability of stored embryos. At Fletchers Solicitors, we are supporting women in seeking justice and appropriate compensation. The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) initially suspended the clinic’s operating license in March 2024 for an initial period of 2 months due to “significant concerns” about its procedures. This has later been extended to August. This leaves those affected without answers and an understanding of how they move forward.

The emotional and physical toll of this situation cannot be understated, and our dedicated team is here to guide those affected through the legal process to ensure their rights are upheld.

Homerton Fertility Centre has admitted to three separate incidents involving errors in the freezing and thawing processes, resulting in the loss or undetectability of a significant number of embryos. These errors have had a profound impact on the lives of many patients, with reports suggesting that up to 150 embryos may have been affected, involving approximately 45 patients. The clinic’s failure to follow proper procedures has caused immense distress and uncertainty for those who had entrusted the facility with their hopes of starting or expanding their families.

At Fletchers Solicitors, we are currently helping a number of women who have been affected by these incidents and are seeking answers and justice. In many cases, the loss of these embryos represents the patients’ last chance to conceive their own children, making the emotional and physical impact even more devastating. Our team is dedicated to providing the support and legal expertise needed to navigate this challenging situation, ensuring that affected individuals can pursue compensation and hold the responsible parties accountable. Please contract our team for a no obligation, confidential chat about your options. We know it’s a stressful time so finding the money to pay for legal fees can be the last thing you need to worry about which is one of the reasons we operate on a No Win, No Fee promise.

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The Homerton Fertility Centre has been at the centre of a grave controversy following a series of procedural failures that led to the loss of embryos for several patients. Reports indicate that up to 150 embryos might have been affected, involving approximately 45 patients. The incidents include errors in the freezing processes and failures during the thawing procedure, which rendered many embryos nonviable or undetectable.

The HFEA’s suspension of the clinic’s license underscores the severity of the issue and its commitment to patient safety. As investigations continue, patients are left in limbo, facing the emotional distress of lost embryos and uncertain futures. The suspension will remain in place until the HFEA is confident that the clinic can operate safely and without further risk to patients.

Francesca Paul, Associate and lead group claims solicitor at Fletchers Solicitors commented “Many of the women affected by the incidents at Homerton Fertility Clinic have been left in the dark, awaiting answers while authorities address the issues within the clinic. Our clients deserve clarity and justice for the distress they have endured and a clear path forward.”

What’s the process?

When you contact Fletchers Solicitors, we start with a Free Case Assessment to understand your situation, listen to your concerns, and determine if you have a valid claim. Once we establish that you have a legitimate case, we initiate a thorough investigation.

In a group action, certain processes differ from individual claims. We gather evidence, identify responsible parties, and assess injuries collectively, which can create efficiencies and strengthen the case. We notify the Court of our proceedings and may apply for a Group Litigation Order if necessary.

We then negotiate with the defendants to reach a favourable settlement. Once an agreement or decision is made, we arrange for the compensation to be paid to you. Our goal is to ensure that you receive the justice and compensation you deserve while minimizing the stress and burden on you.

Why Fletchers?

At Fletchers Solicitors, we pride ourselves on being the leading firm in medical negligence cases in the UK dealing with more cases than any other firm in the UK. Our specialist team of lawyers has extensive experience in handling complex group actions, especially those involving medical errors and negligence.

Expertise in Medical Negligence: With a wealth of experience in medical negligence, we have successfully represented numerous clients in similar cases. Our understanding of the intricacies involved ensures that we can provide the best possible representation.

Compassionate Support: We understand the emotional and physical distress caused by incidents like those at Homerton Fertility Centre. Our team offers compassionate support, ensuring you feel heard and supported throughout the legal process getting you the answers you need.

No Win, No Fee: We operate on a No Win, No Fee basis, meaning you can pursue your claim without financial risk. Our initial consultation is free and confidential, allowing you to explore your options without obligation.

Proven Track Record: Our successful track record speaks for itself. We have helped many clients achieve substantial settlements and justice for the wrongs they have suffered.

If you or someone you know has been affected by the incidents at Homerton Fertility Centre, please do not hesitate to contact us at 0330 008 0320 or request a call back for a Free, No Obligation chat. We are here to help you navigate this challenging time and seek the justice and compensation you deserve.

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  • Homerton Fertility Clinic Embryo Loss Compensation

    Christian Beadell

    Head of Group Actions

  • Homerton Fertility Clinic Embryo Loss Compensation

    Francesca Paul

    Medical Negligence Solicitor