‘It was horrific’: Women given saline instead of fentanyl, lawsuit says


When a couple decides to try to have a child by in vitro fertilization, it’s often accompanied by anticipation, anxiety and worry about whether the egg and sperm will unite and produce a healthy baby.

So when the procedure to retrieve eggs from a woman’s ovary turns out to be physically painful, it can create long-term emotional pain, as well, according to a lawsuit and two women who underwent the procedure at the Yale University Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Clinic.

They are among dozens of women and spouses who are suing Yale University, claiming the staff at the clinic should have known that, instead of receiving fentanyl to relieve pain during the procedure, they instead were being injected with saline — salt water.



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