TORONTO, June 19, 2018 /CNW/ - Siskinds LLP filed a proposed class action on behalf of individuals who were affected by a cryogenic storage tank failure at ReproMed – The Toronto Institute for Reproductive Medicine, a fertility clinic located in Etobicoke, Ontario.
The proposed class action alleges that in May 2018, there was a malfunction in a cryogenic storage tank manufactured by Chart Industries, Inc. and located at ReproMed – the Toronto Institute for Reproductive Medicine. As a result of the malfunction, eggs and embryos stored in the storage tank are no longer viable. Among other things, the action alleges negligence on the part of the fertility clinic, the clinic's medical director, and the storage tank manufacturer.
"Fertility treatment is a long, expensive, and emotionally draining experience. Women go through months of unpleasant and invasive medical interventions with the hope of having children," said Bridget Moran, a lawyer with Siskinds LLP. "It was heartbreaking for our clients to learn that the eggs and embryos they stored at ReproMed are likely no longer viable. With this action, we hope to seek some justice for all families who are going through a similar experience."
Individuals who believe they were affected by this incident, or a similar incident at another fertility clinic in Canada, are encouraged to visit www.siskinds.com/repromed, email [email protected] or call 1-800-461-6166 x 2286.
About Siskinds LLP
Siskinds (https://siskinds.com) is a full-service law firm with offices in London and Toronto, Ontario and an affiliated office in Quebec. Siskinds is Canada's leading plaintiff class action law firm and was the first law firm to secure certification of a class proceeding under the Class Proceedings Act, 1992.
SOURCE Siskinds LLP
For further information: Media Inquiries: Bridget Moran, [email protected], Tel: 519-660-7842, Fax: 519-660-7843