Women’s rights lawyer to represent 3 women in fertility case


COLUMBUS (AP)

A well-known women’s rights attorney says she’s agreed to represent three women who lost eggs when an Ohio fertility clinic storage tank malfunctioned.

Attorney Gloria Allred says her clients are cancer survivors who delayed chemotherapy to undergo fertility treatments at the clinic run by University Hospitals in suburban Cleveland.

Allred held a news conference in Cleveland on Monday. She said mistreatment of women is wrong anytime, but especially in such an intimate and personal part of life.

The clinic said last week that an alarm system was turned off on a storage tank that malfunctioned in early March and ruined more than 4,000 eggs and embryos.

Several lawsuits have been filed against University Hospitals. A message was left with the hospital system seeking comment.

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