Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Freezer Malfunction Investigation

09.27.2019

Girard Sharp is investigating reports regarding a freezer malfunction at the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. The malfunction allegedly destroyed stored blood stem cells for 56 patients, some of whom are fighting cancer.

If you or a member of your family has been affected by the reported freezer malfunction, you may have a claim for relief. Protect your rights by speaking with a Girard Sharp attorney at (866) 981-4800 or submitting your information below:

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Background

In early September 2019, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles sent letters to 56 patients and their families notifying them of a freezer malfunction that resulted in the loss of their child’s blood stem cells.

According to a press release published by the hospital, these blood stem cells, all of which were collected from patients, were in long-term storage. When excess cells collected during the early stages of a child’s course of oncology therapy are not needed, they remain in storage for possible future use.

The release also specified that the cause of the freezer malfunction was “a failure of freezer temperature sensors,” and that “safeguards were in place at the time but were insufficient.”

If you or a member of your family has been affected by the reported freezer malfunction, you may have a claim for relief. Protect your rights by speaking with a Girard Sharp attorney at (866) 981-4800 or submitting your information in the form above.

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Girard Sharp has earned national Tier 1 rankings for Mass Tort and Class Action Litigation and has been named to the U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” list each year since 2013. Read about some of our results.

We have substantial experience in lawsuits concerning family health issues, including representing clients who lost eggs and embryos following a freezer-tank malfunction at a fertility center and women who developed dangerous blood clots as a side effect of taking birth-control medication.

For a free consultation about your potential claims, contact one of our public protection attorneys at (866) 981-4800.

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