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CLEVELAND, Ohio – University Hospitals, in an answer to lawsuits, has denied liability for the loss of 4,000 eggs and embryos at its fertility center at the Ahuja Medical Center in Beachwood in March.

In documents filed in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court, hospital attorneys said families signed consent forms that detailed the risks involved with the frozen specimens.

“Plaintiffs were fully advised of the material risks, benefits and alternatives available for treatment, and thereafter voluntarily assumed and consented to those risks,” the documents said.

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