Pacific Fertility Center is located in San Francisco’s North Beach region. Currently,Pacific Fertility Center offers the following reproductive services: Ovulation Induction, Intrauterine Insemination, Tubal Sterilization Reversal, In Vitro Fertilization (“IVF”), Fertility Preservation, Sperm Banking, and Egg Freezing. According to a headline on Pacific Fertility Center’s website, their lab “maintains a gold standard.”
This was not the case for more than 400 families in San Francisco, CA whose eggs and embryos were compromised as a result of a freezer malfunction. Pacific Fertility Center promised to safeguard and protect these frozen embryos and eggs, vouching to provide “best quality, individualized, compassionate fertility care.” Families chose Pacific Fertility Center for an opportunity to raise their own children. Despite Pacific Fertility Center’s agreement to maintain this position of extreme trust and fidelity, they Recklessly or Negligently Compromised Thousands of Embryos. To make matters worse for these families, each round of IVF treatments can cost more than $10,000.
According to the Pacific Fertility Center’s website, “PFC’s clinical laboratory director, Dr. Joseph Conaghan … and his team of extensively trained, certified embryologists are devoted to leading this field in research and new technology.” Unfortunately, the same level of devotion was not applied to the preservation of eggs and embryos at their facility.
Pacific Fertility Center promised to safeguard and protect these frozen eggs and embryos. However, over 1000 eggs and embryos have been compromised.
Over 400 families are left wondering how and why this happened. We aim to uncover the truth and provide these answers to the families left devastated by this event. They deserve to know the truth, and they deserve to be compensated. Although there is nothing that can replace these lost eggs and embryos, we can fight to hold Pacific Fertility Center accountable so something like this never happens again.