Hospital denies responsibility in loss of frozen eggs

Ohio
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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WDTN) – Thousands of eggs and embryos were lost when a freezer malfunctioned in March affecting nearly 1,000 families.

The eggs and embryos were held in a tank with a remote alarm system that should have warned when there was a shift in temperature.

University Hospital says a glitch turned the alarm off.

Several families have filed lawsuits, but the hospital says the plaintiffs have no case because they signed consent forms, acknowledging certain risks.

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