Fantucchio v. Defendant Reproductive Endocrinology Physician and Fertility Clinic

  • Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois (Cunningham)05/01/2008
    Client: Defendant Fertility Clinic
    Outcome: Defense Verdict

Synopsis:

Plaintiff underwent several cycles of fertility treatments with the co-defendant doctor (a reproductive endocrinologist) at the defendant fertility clinic.

Plaintiff signed several sets of consent forms which specifically set out the risks of treatment, and the medical records of the clinic documented numerous conversations between the co-defendant doctor, the nurse at the clinic, and the plaintiff in which the possible risks and complications of fertility treatments were discussed.

During her ninth cycle of treatment, the plaintiff experienced one of the complications of fertility treatment of which she had been warned, and was hospitalized. She later sued, alleging that the defendants had failed to obtain her informed consent.

A Cook County jury returned a verdict in favor of the defendants.