Fertility treatments are treatments that are aimed at increasing a couple’s chances at conceiving a child. In most cases, these treatments focus on the woman, although they can also involve the male partner as well. Most fertility treatments are administered in cases where the couple is having a difficult time achieving conception.
In many cases, fertility or infertility treatments involve the administering of drugs or medical substances that serve to alter the body’s hormonal composition. While these methods may produce results, they can also be associated with certain risks and side effects.
Are There Any Risks Associated with Fertility Treatments?
Some risks and side effects associated with fertility treatments may include:
- Changes in bodily rhythms and cycles
- Mood changes and swings associated with hormonal changes
- Side effects like acne, skin conditions, nausea, headache, etc.
- Effects on other bodily systems such as lipid readings, blood sugar, heart cycles, and blood pressure.
In some instance, fertility treatments may be linked to increased occurrence of twins or triplet births. Also, fertility treatments may be dangerous for women who are advanced in age and may be beyond the normal age of child birth.
What Are Common Legal Issues Involving Fertility Treatments?
Fertility treatments are often associated with various legal issues and concerns. You should be wary of any issues such as:
- The use of unsafe drugs
- Questionable methods suggested to you
- Unlicensed persons attempting to give you advice
- Fraudulent treatment arrangements (scams, etc.)
Lawsuits over fertility treatments can also arise in connection with negligence, medical malpractice, and other standard legal causes of action. For instance, if a doctor prescribes the wrong type of fertility medicine, it could cause injuries to the patient. These may require a damages award if the doctor was in fact negligent.
Do I Need a Lawyer?
Fertility treatments can often involve some very major decisions as well as some intense medical procedures. You may wish to hire a personal injury lawyer if you need guidance or counseling on any issues that involve fertility treatments or fertility drugs. Your attorney can provide you with legal