CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - University Hospitals motion to dismiss the lawsuits over its fertility clinic failure was denied Friday by a Cuyahoga County court judge, according to attorney Tom Merriman.
The hospital system's lawyers argued the suits qualified as medical malpractice claims and were not filed with the necessary paperwork.
UH offered the following statement Friday regarding the ruling:
The news comes weeks after a nitrogen storage tank failed at the hospital's fertility clinic, leading to the destruction of thousands of eggs and embryos.
In response, the hospital has been hit with scores of lawsuits from impacted patients.