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Organizations investigate University Hospitals' fertility clinic after freezer malfunction

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University Hospitals' fertility clinic is under investigation by two accreditation organizations and the Ohio Department of Health after a storage tank malfunction potentially damaged thousands of embryos and eggs.

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West Side couple share pain of embryo loss in UH freezer failure

It was the day that news broke about a fertility freezer failure at UH's Ahuja Medical Center in Beachwood. When Kate Plants, 33, called the fertility clinic, she learned her embryos had been, in what she says the employee's word was, …

Investigations begin into Ohio fertility clinic malfunction

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CLEVELAND (AP) — Outside investigations are beginning into what went wrong at an Ohio fertility clinic where thousands of frozen embryos and eggs may have been destroyed.

Couples in UH fertility clinic malfunction face daunting court challenge, retired Judge McMonalge says

Retired Judge Richard McMonagle, the longest-serving judge in Cuyahoga County history, said the plaintiffs in the University Hospitals fertility clinic incident will likely have a high mountain to climb before resolving their lawsuits.

Investigations begin into Ohio fertility clinic malfunction

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Investigations are beginning into an Ohio fertility clinic where thousands of frozen embryos and eggs may have been destroyed

Investigations begin into Ohio fertility clinic malfunction

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Outside investigations are beginning into what went wrong at an Ohio fertility clinic where thousands of frozen embryos and eggs may have been destroyed. Two accreditation organizations and the Ohio … Click to Continue »

After losing many eggs and embryos, California fertility clinic faces class-action suit

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S.M., a woman who had her eggs frozen and stored at Pacific Fertility Center, accuses the company of negligence.

Fertility-clinic breakdowns baffle experts, upset couples

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Simultaneous refrigeration failures at two fertility clinics in San Francisco and suburban Cleveland have damaged or destroyed potentially thousands of frozen eggs and embryos in the biggest loss on record in the U.S.

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University Hospitals' fertility clinic is under investigation by two accreditation organizations and the Ohio Department of Health after a storage tank malfunction potentially damaged thousands of embryos and eggs.

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