Lieff Cabraser represents fertility patients who have been injured by cryogenic storage facilities, fertility clinics, genetic testing laboratories, and IVF supply manufacturers nationwide.
In June 2021, plaintiffs won a $15 million verdict in the San Francisco Pacific Fertility Center cryogenic tank failure egg & embryo destruction lawsuit. The jury found the freezer tank manufacturer to be most at fault, though the clinic also shared some of the blame for the tragic losses. In the 2018 complaint, patients alleged the clinic destroyed or seriously damaged hundreds of cryogenically preserved eggs and embryos stored at its facility in San Francisco after liquid nitrogen depletion in one of its storage tanks.
Lieff Cabraser currently represents families devastated by contaminated Natera preimplantation genetic tests. Because the genetic tests are performed on viable embryos after thawing and before implantation, seeking to confirm the presence or absence of serious birth defects and other illnesses, these faulty test results leave families with devastating losses and impaired future family planning.
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Lieff Cabraser partner Sarah London serves in lead roles in women’s health cases, including work as court-appointed Liaison Counsel and Interim Class Counsel in the federal class action filed on behalf of families in May 2018 against San Francisco’s Pacific Fertility Center over the Center’s March 2018 allegedly negligent destruction of hundreds of frozen eggs and embryos as a result of a leak in a cryogenic storage tank. Sarah also served in a leadership role in successful litigation recovering millions of dollars on behalf of women who suffered serious injuries due to complications from allegedly defective trans-vaginal surgical mesh.