On February 27, 2013, Pfaff & Gill, Ltd. filed suit on behalf of another individual whose sperm samples were destroyed when a Northwestern cryopreservation storage tank failed. See Chicago Tribune Article.
Pfaff & Gill, Ltd. filed the first lawsuit against Northwestern Medical Hospital and Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation on behalf of a testicular cancer survivor on October 15, 2012.
Since filing suit, Pfaff & Gill has been contacted by other patients who believe their samples have been affected. Patients who were affected should have received a letter from Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation as well as a phone call from a Northwestern representative.
Over thirty (30) patients have joined in the pending litigation against Northwestern Medical Hospital and Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation. Recently, all pending legal matters related to this cryopreservation tank failure were assigned to Judge Thomas L. Hogan of the Law Division of the Circuit Court of Cook County for management of all pretrial matters.
If you received a letter or phone call from Northwestern advising that your sample was destroyed, contact the attorneys at Pfaff & Gill, Ltd. today – (312) 828-9666.