University Hospitals Fertility Clinic Admits Damage to Embryos

After the story broke about the freezer malfunction, UH Fertility Clinic released a statement on their Facebook page. Patti DePompei, President of UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital and UH MacDonald Women’s Hospital, addressed this horrible incident and said, “At this point, we do not know the viability of all of the stored embryos, but we do know that some have been impacted.”


Over the past decade, the fertility industry’s standard protocol has shifted from a preference for fresh transfers to a preference for frozen transfers. This means families have to put their trust, hope, and dreams in the hands of fertility clinics and storage facilities like UH Fertility Clinic.


Although UH Fertility Clinic claims to be “investigating a recent incident at our Fertility Clinic involving an unexpected temperature fluctuation in the storage bank,” the fertility attorneys at Peiffer Rosca Wolf will be conducting our own investigation on behalf of all of the families impacted by this tragedy. We are committed to getting answers for these families and making sure the proper parties are held accountable.