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Hospital: People knew risks of storing eggs, embryos

CLEVELAND (WISH) – More than 4,000 eggs and embryos were lost when a freezer malfunctioned in March. 

The eggs and embryos were held in a cryopreservation tank. 

An alarm system should have warned an employee when there was a shift in temperature. Howerver, officials with University Hospital say the alarm was off and an alert never came when a glitch caused the temperature in the tank to increase. 

Several families have filed lawsuits, but the hospital says the plaintiffs have no case because they signed consent forms acknowledging certain risks. 

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