Potential parents prepare legal action against fertility clinics

A wave of would-be parents is heading to court after a Ohio fertility clinic notified 700 patients last week that their frozen eggs or embryos may have been damaged after a storage tank lost liquid nitrogen that was critical to maintaining the correct temperature. The fertility center at University Hospitals Ahuja Medical Center is the second facility in two weeks to inform patients of a freezing failure. Pacific Fertility Center in San Francisco also suffered a malfunction in a storage tank that held hundreds of frozen embryos and eggs. Attorneys told The Washington Post they’ve been inundated with calls from fertility clinic patients and hope the court will certify a class action.