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After going through fertility treatment privately, we now (un-expectantly) have twins. Can we sue the consultant for additional cost in raising them if she did not properly warn us of the likelihood of twins?
We already have a 1.5 year old, but wanted one more child. We went to a private (recommended) specialist. And she recommended Clomid (fertility drug).
On the month we conceived the specialist said (after viewing my wifes overies ) "If you were 21 I'd say skip this month" but since you are 41 it should be fine. We now have un-expecetde Twin (babies) in addition to our 1.5 year old, which is a massive strain for my wife and I. You just have to have 2 pairs of hands at all times or it's near impossible.
We love them both dearly. But one of the only ways to cope is to hire a nanny for at least the first year (at about 10 pounds an hour) which we cannot afford.
Nothing in writing guaranteed only 1 child. It would just have to be the verbal agreement, guidance from the Consultant of "If you were 21 I'd say, don't have intercourse this month but you are 41 so should be OK.", then we end up with Twins. i.e. lack of detailed advice and risks.
What is the likihood of a successful claim (in or out of court) without a writen contract.
The main tenant would be bad verbal advice I guess i.e. the consultant inferred we would not have a multiple pregnancy by saying (if you were 21 I'd say don't have intercourse this month, but you are 41)