Fertility Treatment Negligence Claims

There are no guaranteed results with fertility treatment. But if you received substandard care, you could have a fertility negligence claim.


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Can I sue a fertility clinic for negligence?

Undergoing fertility treatment is often a stressful and anxiety-inducing experience. There are no guaranteed results, and it can take a significant emotional toll when things don’t go as expected.

You’ll want to know that you’re in safe hands when you make the decision to start treatment. And most fertility clinics will do their best to put your health and wellbeing first. But unfortunately, negligence can and does still occur.

If you were treated negligently during your fertility treatment, you could have grounds to make a claim against the clinic who treated you. This might apply if:

  • Embryos were lost or mistakenly destroyed
  • Donor sperm was not screened properly
  • Surgical errors reduced your fertility

These are just a few examples of fertility treatment negligence, so don’t worry if you suffered a different type of negligence – you could still have a case for compensation.

We offer a free initial consultation where we’ll listen to the details of your situation and let you know if you have a strong claim.

Why should I make a fertility negligence claim?

Fertility treatment is often a last resort for couples who are struggling to conceive, which can make it even more devastating when things go wrong. If you didn’t receive the care you deserved, it’s only right that you seek compensation and support.

We understand that making a claim won’t change what’s happened, but it could help to bring a sense of closure and justice. Your compensation could also help to cover any financial losses you’ve suffered, especially if you’ve been paying for private treatment.

Starting a claim will help to bring attention to the failings you experienced, too. This means it will be less likely that someone else is subjected to the same negligence you were.

How First4Lawyers can help

We work with compassionate fertility negligence lawyers who specialise in these types of claims. They will speak to you about what happened and build a case on your behalf, gathering evidence to support your claim.

Our goal is to take some of the pressure off your shoulders. So you can focus on your next steps.

For fertility negligence claims, we work on a No Win No Fee basis, so there won’t be anything to pay upfront. And if your claim is unsuccessful, there will be no legal fees to cover.

Only pay a fee if you receive compensation

Our No Win No Fee solicitors will take a success fee from the compensation you are awarded for a successful claim in the form of a percentage of your damages. This could be up to 25% but it won't be more than that, except in cases of road traffic accidents and housing disrepair. Changing laws mean our solicitors will now take a payment of 35% of the final compensation amount plus VAT for all road traffic accident and housing disrepair claims.

First4Lawyers are an award-winning claims management company with a track record of delivering service that our clients love.

Fertility treatment negligence claim FAQs

How much could my fertility negligence claim be worth?

As with any medical negligence claim, it’s difficult to say exactly how much compensation you could receive without knowing the details of your case. But if your claim is successful, your settlement will be based on:

  • The pain and suffering you’ve experienced
  • How the negligence will impact on your life
  • Lost earnings for time taken off work
  • Medical expenses
  • The cost of transport to and from hospital

Your solicitor will be able to provide a more accurate valuation of your claim after speaking to you. But for a rough idea of how much compensation you could receive, try our free compensation calculator.

How long do I have to make a fertility negligence claim?

You’ll usually have three years to make a fertility negligence claim. This could be three years from when the negligence took place, or from when you first became aware of it. For example, you may not be aware that an embryo had been mistakenly swapped until a later date.

Although three years sounds like a long time, we would always recommend seeking legal advice early. This will make it easier for your solicitor to access relevant evidence like medical records and witness accounts.

To learn more about the time limits surrounding these claims, read our free medical negligence time limits guide.

I think I have a claim – what should I do?

If you think you’ve suffered fertility treatment negligence, the most important thing is to seek the advice of another medical professional. Your wellbeing should come first, so this should be prioritised above anything else.

After this, you might consider making a claim for compensation. Our legal services team are here to answer any questions you may have about the claims process, so you can make the best decision for you.

If we think you have a strong claim, we’ll ask if you’d like to be put in touch with one of our solicitors. It will be completely up to you if you’d like to go forward at this point, and we’ll never apply any pressure.

To find out more about our services, get in touch with us today. You can call us on the number at the top of the screen, request a callback or start your claim online.

We’re here to help you whenever you’re ready.

Why choose First4Lawyers?

Whether you want to make an accident and injury claim, or need a solicitor for personal or business law matters - our friendly team are here to help, 24/7.

Free initial consultation

Our fully trained legal advisors are happy to offer initial guidance and advice for free

No Win No Fee*

No Win No Fee solicitors - you don't pay a penny up front when making a claim

No pressure

We offer advice with no obligation.  We never cold-call or apply pressure to our customers


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