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Assisted reproductive technology: what to do if you are being taken advantage of?

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If the sentence, "I'm desperate, I can't get pregnant" sounds familiar, you are in the right place. Pregnancy is a very important moment in a woman’s life, there are many health-related and legal aspects to take into account and this is especially true if you have decided to opt for assisted reproductive treatment.


At Welink we know how painful and costly it can be to use assisted pregnancy technology, or even worse to be the victim of a scam. 


We have written this post to help you decide what to do if you are being taken advantage of or if your rights are at risk.


In troubled rivers


"I'm desperate, I can't get pregnant!": it is an understandable sentiment given the number of techniques and treatments available for women today, many even offering miracle solutions.


In addition, the institutions that offer reliable treatments are almost always private and expensive. On the other hand, medical advice on this topic is often scarce and also expensive.


This may lead you to look for more accessible alternatives resulting in a waste of money and time and potentially endangering your health or moral integrity, without obtaining the desired results. Therefore, what should you do if you are being taken advantage of?


First of all, you should know that if you are seeking medical care for a situation that causes you distress, you have the right to complain about a third party taking advantage of you, a malpractice or a promised service that was not fulfilled.


What can go wrong?


Assisted reproduction treatments, such as artificial insemination and in vitro fertilisation, are processes that involve prior preparation and the application of treatments and surgical interventions. Ovarian stimulation, ovarian or follicular punctures and endometrial preparation are some of these. 


In addition, a series of previous analyses and subsequent controls are also necessary. Given the complexity of this process, any failure can result in considerable expenses and even physiological or psychological damage to you and your family. Especially if the process fails and you try it repeatedly.


The situation becomes even more complicated if there is a bad treatment, a bad procedure or abuse in the provision of the service, which violates your rights. 


There are many ways in which this can occur: neglect, disregard for failed outcomes, price misinformation, violence and even abuse.


What to do if you are taken advantage of?


As we have said before, the first thing to keep in mind is that you are in a vulnerable situation. So you must get the strength to overcome your fear and claim your rights before the law. 


On the other hand, you should have proof of the abuse or fraud you have been a victim of documents, text messaging, bank deposits or even witnesses. Anything can potentially help.


But if you do not have proof or do not know how to get it, do not worry, legal advice is available for these instances. The most important thing is that you can count on a reliable professional, who will help you to file a lawsuit to protect your rights. 


Of course, above all, avoid taking matters into your own hands, which could negatively affect your complaint. At Welink Legal we put you in contact with a lawyer who can help you decide what to do if you are being taken advantage of. Whether you are going through a legal conflict in this regard, or if you are considering accessing these services with some prior legal advice, which we absolutely recommend.

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